Sunday, 5 November 2017

Issie Top Blog Tour

Yay, another Sewpony blog tour, this time for the very versatile Issie Top Pattern – a sweet knit top, with optional ruffles and the ‘Rose collar’ optional add on. Joining me on the tour today are Pistolwhip & Kneesocksandgoldilocks .

I jumped at the chance to pattern test this top because:

  1. I mean how can I not when I have my own ‘Issie/Isy’?
  2. Sewpony patterns are gorgeous,
  3. I love sewing with knits,
  4. Ruffles.

Clearly, I found the sew enjoyable because I ended up making THREE tops (with plans for more!)

For my first one I used this gorgeous Art Gallery knit with Owls and blossom in the short sleeved option with no waist band and double side ruffles. I had meticulously fussy cut the front upper panel to feature the owls (or so I thought – turns out it was the back!) Not to matter, I still had enough for the bottom panel of the front and there’s the added bonus of that interest on the back. Who doesn’t want a pet owl on their shoulder?

I made my petite Isy (almost 7) a size 5 based on her measurements and it fits her perfectly. It was such a quick and easy sew that I was inspired to make more…


I know I’m biased, but isn’t she beautiful? She’s always had a kind of gracefulness/ dignity that’s shone out of her eyes.


For my second Issie, I wanted to sew a striped dress inspired in part by this breastfeeding dress I recently bought from Addison Clothing (as shown in the last photo in this post). I just love the clean classic styling of this dress. At the time of testing I hacked the pattern 2 ways, by making it sleeveless and also by adding the dress length. (There has since been a dress length add on.)

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Finally, and in a bit of a departure from my normal (more muted) aesthetic I made my 4 year old, Pipi a My Little Pony (Rainbow Dash) inspired Issie Top. This time I made a long sleeved size 4 with a rainbow ruffle across the front. It is just so Pipi… and she LOVES it! (And can’t you just see the mischief and sunshine shining out of her eyes!?)


Want to sew your own Issie Top ? Now is the time to buy it because it is currently discounted by 10% during the blog tour with the code: ISSIERELEASE10 . 

If you want to follow along with the rest of the blog tour, the schedule is as follows:

MONDAY 23/10: anaaisID//

WEDNSEDAY 25/10: VINK//amore//MeToezie//

FRIDAY 27/10: Beletoile//Flaflinko//Froleintilia//Ariane//

MONDAY 30/10: Riddersenrozen//128//

WEDNESDAY 1/11: WithlovebyEva//ByDagbjort//Stannel//

FRIDAY 3/11: Nah-connection//DoGuincho//Groovybabyandmama//liiviundliivi//

MONDAY 6/11: Pistolwhip//Mendandmakenew//Kneesocksandgoldilocks//

WEDNESDAY 8/11: Creativecatoo//Justaddfabric//Casennina//
FRIDAY 10/11: Enjoyfulmakes//Kaatjenaaisels//Larth//Whileshewassleeping//

Thanks so much for having me and letting me test your pattern, Suz. I definitely see more “Issie’s” in my future!

Jen x

Issie Collage 3