Mahlica designs is the organisator of the Seen&Sewn Patterns blog tour. Arielle Bergmann who lives in Denver Colorado designs the Seen&Sewn patterns.
We all picked one of her patterns and choice the Tracy Bee Top. This Top has a V-shaped neckline at the back so perfect to combine with my Misusu Doris skirt that has a V-shape ate the front. We were free to hacks and modify the patterns in a creative way.
Something about the Seen&Sewn pattern Tracy Bee Top
The Tracy Bee Top is designed for woven fabrics. Eye catchers are the triangle inserts in the front. The pattern comes in a long and cropped version. There are 3 sleeve options, sleeveless, short sleeve or elbow length.
I made last year the Grainline Scout Tee. The Scout Tee is also designed for woven fabrics as well. My version has a jersey back and a woven front.
This make went well so this time I decided to go a step further and make the Tracy Bee from only jersey and give it a length between the long and cropped version.
My Tracy Bee Top version
I wanted to high light the triangle inserts with flatlock seams but after a few attempts and still having a bad result I skipped this idea. Some fabric was left and it was just enough to cut a plane front. The front and back neck facings are stitched visible with white yarn. The V in the back ends in a V-Stitch like one can see on sweaters.
I used dark blue jersey and the medium size. Jersey fabric has as an advantage that it has stretch and with my cup size A bust darts were more or less unnecessary. One can find all kind of tutorials on the internet like this one: how to remove bust darts from a pattern.
Time and Costs
Time: pattern alteration 30 minutes; cutting, stitching and finishing 6 hours
Costs: I received the pattern for free being part of the blog tour (Seen&Sewn Tracy Bee Top costs $ 10,00 = € 8,85); pattern printing and assembling € 3,79, fabric € 10,00, yarn € 2,50
Successful or not?
Of course I’m pleased with the result although my version lacks the impact of the triangle inserts. On the other hand I’ve learned something and will in the near future give my flatlock finish another go.
Next Monday there will be another Let’s Sti(c)k Together challenge edition. You can read what the theme is and see what I made.
Seen&Sewn Patterns blog tour
The Seen&Sewn Patterns blog tour runs this entire week. You want to know more and see the other makes as well? Just read the Seen&Sewn blog tour post.