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…

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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.

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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!?)

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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//frl.love//naaisgerief//

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

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4 comments:

Suz said...

Gorgeous Jenny!!!! I love them all! Thanks for helping me test!

Jenya @ While she was sleeping said...

The tops and the dress are gorgeous! Exactly, who would not want an owl top??? As a stripe lover I an in love with the dress of course. My big girlie would have loved a Rainbow Dash top also! I might just steal your idea ;)

Emi said...

I love all of these Issies you've made! That striped dress is so pretty -- I want one for myself!! I know my daughters would love the owl top you made, but that Rainbow Dash one might be the winner with them!

Qwinta Van Ryckeghem said...

Oh wauw, I love them. Those colors make you happy!