As you saw with my signature look for PR&P, I included this top. I had the opportunity to test the Cece Top Pattern for Popolok Design. This is such a simple clean design with the peplum waistline for a stylish look. This is a .pdf pattern that you can print at home. The pattern pieces are easy to assemble with a detailed layout sheet and alignment markings. Detailed measurements are provided for fitting.
The entire top is fully lined except for the skirted bottom, so the inside really is as pretty as the outside. The lining even encloses the zipper, so there is nothing uncomfortable against the skin. The only spot I felt need just a few more details was the installation of the invisible zipper, but no fear. Kay Whitt provides an excellent invisible zipper tutorial. I did make notes to this effect for testing, so there may be some improvements before the pattern is released.
I did diverge from the pattern ever so slightly. One suggestion was to finish the hem with bias tape to the inside. When I pulled this vintage dotted bias from my stash, I knew it could not be hidden. I simply sewed it reverse to the pattern, so it would show on the outside.
Like I said, this top makes a super sweet look for any girl.
The pattern comes in sizes 1 to 8 and also includes a dress version. The sleeves and a collar are design options as well. I’m not sure when the release date is planned, but keep up with Popolok Design for the details.
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