Monday, June 30, 2014

Eiffel Tower Top

Well, hello there! Although I did not fall off the face of the earth, June seems to have escaped me. Time flies! I have been so busy working here at camp as a health center assistant. It's been great, but I haven't had much free time and I haven't been able to sew all month. I discovered the sewing machines owned by the camp and was able to try them out one day. I also did a lot of sewing in May before I came to camp and am just now getting around to blogging about them.

This is my newest top that I made at the end of May. It is the Miss Mod Top from Seamingly Smitten Patterns and it is so comfortable to wear! The fabric is Michael Miller Eiffel Towers from marie madeline studio. When I found the fabric, it was on sale and I knew I had to have it.

The top is basically two huge rectangles sewn together as you can kinda see in the above picture. It is very simple and there are no pattern pieces involved. You just cut rectangles based on your measurements. Then you sew as directed to make the shoulders, neck hole and arms. The sewing for the arms is what gives the top some shape. 

As I was making the top, I thought it was going to be very unflattering, but the sash helps define the waist and it actually looks much better when wearing it than it when it's on a hanger. 

This pattern isn't the best top for directional fabric. However, I was determined to use the Eiffel tower fabric, and I made it work!

I've worn my Eiffel Tower top a few times already and it is so comfortable! It's definitely a one-of-a-kind top too.

What do you think of this style? I wasn't too sure at first, because it's definitely different than your average top, but now that I've tried it out I really like it.



  1. Lovely fabric, great pattern. Your top is very cute. (did I mention I love that fabric!)

  2. Yep, it's a winner. The sash is a neat addition. Love shape in pic 2. I wouldn't have been able to resist the fabric either.

  3. The top looks great. I bet you have gotten lots of compliments.


  4. Cute shirt! I like the cool shape of it :D My son loves the Eiffel tower - I've had my eye on some fabric in boy colors ;-)
    I'm glad you've been enjoying time at the camp this summer - it must be a nice relaxing break.
    School will come before you know it, so enjoy every bit!