• Amanda Maese-Herron

Back to School Sewing!


I’ve been trying to find the time to take some photo’s of some tops I made for my oldest daughter for back to school. I had found some random fabrics on clearance at Joann (surprising, right?) and decided to use them to try out some new patterns I had.

The first top I made was made of cotton woven and I used Lyric pattern from the Jukebox Hits Collection by FlossStyle. Ok, If you have a daughter, you need this collection. I knew it was coming out at a sale price and had to snag it. The collection comes with six different base patterns which give endless possibilities to modify. This top came together super quick and didn’t require a ton of fabric. Check out the pattern, you’ll be happy you did!

Next up was a ‘flowy’ tunic that would pair well with leggings, Addison’s favorite type of bottoms. I used the FREE Izzy Top pattern by Climbing The Willow. I have made this top before, for both of my girls for Independence Day. I knew it would be a simple top and could definitely see it in this fabric. This time I took more time cutting out and piecing since the fabric is directional, and I am so glad I did! I was so proud of how the back came out. When sewing sometimes its the little things that make the most impact. I used a more satin type of fabric, not too sure what kind it is, but it was on sale (go figure). So visit this blog and download this pattern immediately! Great for beginners as well.

Alright, I LOVE this pattern! Not just because I won it in a giveaway on Facebook… Okay, partly because I won it in a giveaway. This is the Picture Perfect Peplum by AimerLae & Finn. Perfect is right, because when I finished this top my daughter was thrilled! She said it looked like a top from one of her favorite stores, and in my book, that is a compliment. I made it with a two-way stretch knit (that was $1/yd… don’t judge me!), which was rather sheer so i made it with two layers. This pattern comes with 3 different sleeve lengths which is awesome, I love versatility.

I hope you check these patterns out and enjoyed seeing my silly girl! The moral of the story is don’t be afraid to try out cheap fabrics!!!

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