This versatile top appealed to me because I'm a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl. It looked like a cute and comfortable staple for fall that could easily be dressed up or down, depending on the fabric used and accessories added. Furthermore, I've never sewn with knits and have never made an article of clothing for myself, so it was a welcome challenge.
I ordered a few different fabrics online; however, there was a delay in the shipment. In a panic, I ran to JoAnn Fabric last night with my husband and little one in tow and quickly grabbed 2 yards of a lightweight, gray knit.
Aside from the pattern cutting and taping, it took me about two hours total to snip and sew this top. It is a great beginner pattern because it has just a few pieces to assemble and the sleeves are built in like a dolman, making it less daunting. The instructions are easy to follow with illustrations included, and the sizes range from XXS-XL. It allows for either short or half sleeves, as well as the option to add a flower or bow. I opted for the shorter sleeves and omitted the embellishments to keep it simple.
I'm happy to say it lived up to the hype. I'm still nursing my 9-month old and don't fit into many of my pre-pregnancy shirts. This top is comfortable, forgiving and still allows me to feel put together. I'm expecting my fabric order early next week, and cannot wait to stitch up a few more of these in different colors!
Want to try making one of your own? Enter for your chance to win two of Rachel's patterns via the Rafflecopter. Or you can purchase one in her shop; all patterns are on SALE until the blog tour ends on August 6th.
In the meantime, check out all the other ladies who are sewing their own Delilahs in an attempt to inspire you some more:
Monday- July 28
Tuesday- July 29
Wednesday- July 30
Thursday- July 31
Friday- Aug 1
Saturday- Aug 2
Sunday- Aug 3
Monday- Aug 4
Tuesday- Aug 5
Wednesday- Aug 6