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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