Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lend Me Your Shoulder Top Pattern

A while back I posted my top and asked for pattern testers.
I've done the top in a variety of fabrics to see what works best. The fabric pictured above is a much more stable fabric. It works, but it is not the best choice. 
For a more relaxed look, I used a very soft 2-way stretch fabric for the top below. It's one of my favorites.
I shared the picture below a couple of weeks ago. My friend Brenda made the top for her daughter. She LOVES the top, yea! I think she looks so cute.

 Over the weekend, the pictures from other testers started coming in.
This is Kim. She also had great success with the pattern. I loved her comment,  "This is a lovely 'Cut it out this morning and wear it tonight' project." She said that two of her clients saw the top and thought it was a winner. So nice. You can find Kim's blog at http://themateriallady.wordpress.com/.
I think Kitty, pictured below, was the first to get the pattern made. Her first attempt was lengthened and made into a dress. She didn't want to waste her fabric!
She made it up once again as a top and both of her daughters want one. You can find Kitty's blog at http://weirwoodstation.blogspot.com/.
I just love this picture of Ruthie. The color is so amazing on her. You can find Ruthie's blog at
http://ruthieksews1.blogspot.com/.
The last in our little fashion show is Liz. She told me that she had made the top in a stripe knit. I told her that I never would have thought to do it in a knit, but I think it is fabulous. The fabric is actually a wool knit. I now want to make the top up in a stripe!
 Liz said, "It’s a great pattern with that quirky twist that appeals to me." Sadly, I don't have a link to her website, but as soon as I get it I'll post it. Sorry about that Liz.
Thank you all for taking the time to test the pattern.
I will be making the announcement about the Lend Me Your Shoulder Pattern this Friday, April 20th, 2012. I'm so excited!!!

6 comments:

  1. WOW! What a great looking set of tops (dress). Congratulations to you and the testers. Love the versatility of this pattern.

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  2. That's such fun pattern. Great job x

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  3. Lovely tops and also like the versatility of it.

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  4. Everyone looks great in this pattern.

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  5. Some really great versions of you top!

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  6. Beautiful tops! Ruthie, that color is spectacular on you.

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