Fancy Tiger Crafts: Sailor Top
I purchased a sewing machine this April with my birthday gift cards from Amazon. I did some quick research and found some happy reviews on the Singer Fashion Mate. It doesn’t disappoint! I admit, I am certainly no expert, and a beginner at best, but I love it. I didn’t think I was capable of sewing a straight line, but I am delighted to report, I can! I follow Fancy Tiger Crafts on Instagram – a really great fabric and yarn shop in Denver CO. I loved their wildly popular Sailor Top the moment I saw it, and ordered the pattern. Quickie shipping and I was cutting out this cute fabric.
A very helpful video is available from Creative Bug (another awesome site for everything crafty). I did purchase the tutorial and i’m so thankful that I did. Its a great help!
Image by Fancy Tiger Crafts
I chose to use a lawn fabric by designer Rashida Coleman-Hale, which I purchased at Quilting by the Yard in Vernon CT. The fabric is so light and airy in this summer weather we’ve had! I have found that quite similar to knitting there are things I would change about the finished product, but I wear it basically everyday. I have sewn a few more since, and my oldest smiling told me yesterday, “I’m so glad you made another one, I don’t have to see the pink one everyday!” Gotta’ love teenagers!