The Piper Top: Pattern Review and Giveaway

Thursday, June 5, 2014

When the ladies behind Violette Field Threads invited me to participate in their Piper pattern tour, I was both nervous and thrilled. Mind you, I have not had a ton of successes with sewing for myself. Well, I think things have taken a turn for the better with this top! It’s all sweet and simple up front…



… and, all party and frill in the back. The gorgeous photography that captured it all is by my sister-in-law, Brooke.



A little plunge and a giant bow make for a dramatic back. The greatest part is how simple this stunning bow comes together.



The narrowness of the peter pan collar gives it a more grown up feel.



I spent some time on my muslin changing a few details to make the look exactly what I wanted, but there was no need to change the amazing basic design. Let me show you the few subtle changes that I made. First, I did a slight high/low hemline. I mean who doesn’t like a little extra cover in the back!?!



I changed the sleeve to a cap sleeve. You can see the original and the cap on my muslin I posted on Instagram.



I was worried that my undergarments might show or the top would be slipping off my shoulders all night, but neither were a problem. As for the fabric, it’s a very lightweight chambray swiss dot from Michael Levine. I love it! Thankfully, I have a tad more to make something for one of my girls.



I think it would be fun to make a simple tank from this pattern with the dipped back and no bow too. You know I like options.

Now for you, Violette Field Threads has 3 copies of the Piper pattern to giveaway!
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14 comments:

  1. I have a awesome mauve fabric with tiny black stars that I am dying to use to make this top.

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  2. I have a fun floral print in black, whit and gray that I would make it in.

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  3. I have a navy/pink/yellow floral print I think would look good.

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  4. What a pretty pink top! You are looking good!

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  5. I'm thinking of white eyelet!

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  6. I really want to try this in a black sheer too! I love the chambray!

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  7. I have some great chevron chiffon that would be pretty!

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  8. I would like to use double gauze. Thanks! sarah@forrussia.org

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  9. Pretty! I'd use a voile or chambray.

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  10. I think the pattern will look super cute with eyelet fabric!

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  11. Lace with a cotton underlay!
    Or maybe a cute seersucker.

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  12. Pretty! I think some voile would be beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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