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I've been working on a little pattern stash bust, trying to sew the
many few patterns I have never sewn from. One of these is the Finch Top from Clever Charlotte.
Poor MG is getting the short stick with new clothes. I had intended this top for her but it fit BK better. I sewed up a size 4 with the length of a 5. The fabric is a cotton/poly blend that had been aging in my mom's fabric stash. I believe it's part of the Tutti Frutti collection that both Joann and Hancock carry, though this particular print was bought several years ago.
I love the shape of the top's back!
I pretty much stuck to the instructions, though I did make the top reversible with a functioning button at the shoulder. BK was in one of her moods and wouldn't agree to show the other side. I'll have to
bribe convince her another day.
To make the top reversible, I basted around the bottom to hold the 2 layers together. I then attached the bias binding, clipping the seam allowance by a 1/4" before flipping the binding to the other side and stitching in place.
It's a cute top! MG will have to wait until next summer for one of her own. I really need to get started on back to school sewing....