Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Terrific Trifecta Top!


Amanda at Kitschy Coo has been at it again.  Her newest pattern was released today...the Trifecta Top!

Trifecta Top
 
Straight from the pattern's description (since Amanda sums it up way better than I ever could!)....
 
"The Trifecta Top is a versatile wardrobe builder with loads of customisation options! There are three necklines (high scoop, low scoop, and scooped V-neck), three sleeve lengths with hem or band finishes (cap with hem or band, elbow length hem or band, long sleeve hem or band), and two shirt lengths (a hit-at-the-hip hem length and a marginally longer waistband length). Fitted through the bust, there is gentle side seam shaping through the high waist before skimming through the hips. Scrap hoarders will be delighted that there are also options for a tiny pocket, contrasting shoulder insets, and a centred triangle inset to showcase those small scraps you can’t bear to part with. With easy to sew raglan sleeves this top is a perfect introduction to sewing for yourself and testing the sewing-with-knits waters; a super fast sew and straightforward to fit. More experienced sewers will enjoy the myriad customisation options and more challenging insets and V-neck. Colour-block the sleeves and body for a sporty baseball style, utilise the inset neckline triangle for a retro sweatshirt look, or throw something fancy into the shoulder insets for dress up occasions! There are eight sizes included in the pattern, ranging from a 30” to 44” high bust, and a 24” to 38” high waist."
 
Trifecta Top
 
K's top is a size 1 with long sleeves, a low scoop, and hemmed.  Mine is a size 3 graded out to a 4 from under the bust down with long sleeves, a low scoop neckline, and hemmed also.  I used a hefty white cotton/lycra knit for the main part of both tops and lighter weight cotton/lycra jersey for the contrast sleeves.
 
I can't wait to try some of the other looks.  I think a short sleeved, scooped v-neck top would be perfect for the warmer weather that I'm sure is on it's way.  You hear that winter??  It's time for you to take your cold temps with wintry precipitation and hit the road!


 
PS  Thanks for all the encouraging comments regarding the 5k.  They really boosted my morale!

17 comments:

  1. Cindy, I love it.
    What a fabulous fitted tee.

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! It's a great tee pattern. I'm sure I'll make a dozen!

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  2. Two great looking tops, Cindy. This looks like a pattern that will be one of those staples that you keep coming back to for everyday wear.

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  3. Yes, I like this. I need to tackle fitting knits for me. Did you grade based on your measurements or did you make a muslin/test?

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  4. What a great looking pattern for fantastic looking t-shirts.

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  5. Ahh, Cindy, you do do knits so very well :-)

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  6. I really love this. Most raglans I've seen have a high neckline that would not be flattering on me. This is very cute. I will add it to my shopping list!

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    1. Thanks, Masha! The lower neckline is definitely more flattering that a true crew neck. I like a little scoop.;)

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  7. The fit on these look great! I love the baseball raglan tee look :D

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  8. A perfect pattern!! I'm off to pin it..I need it!! It looks like there's a bit of a dip in the waist, which I love. What are your thoughts on grading it down to a smaller girls size? (Bella) would it work with just shortening the hem and sleeve? I want it for me too:) you are both adorable!

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  9. These are great, with this pattern and the way yours turned out you'll never need to buy a store bought t-shirt ever again!

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  10. Great tops!! The looks awesome on both of you!!! :)

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  11. I love the springy colors you chose for these! Come, spring, some!

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  12. These are gorgeous! And I love the raglan sleeves, they're so much more fun to sew.

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  13. How did I miss this post? I think I got a little behind reading my favorite blogs this month. The tops look wonderful. I love the baseball style.

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