I love the Koerbs Brothers Stitch Designs (KBSD) patterns, I have made the Block the World Lounge Set (see blog post here). So when the opportunity to participate in the blog tour for the first birthday - I knew I wanted to join and make one the Hello Hi Lo Top.
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This pattern was surprisingly easy to put together. It had several options. I went with the modest neckline and the keyhole back. I really like the inspiration photos that had a print matched with a solid and the front in a print and the back a solid.
Here are all my pieces.
First step was to make the keyhole opening in the back. First, a band is added to the edge of the keyhole.
Then it was topstitched with my coverstitch.
Then you sew a triangle in the band at the bottom so it lays flat. I swear it is flat. I hadn't ironed it yet in this photo.
Then the front was sewn to the back at the shoulders.
Then the sleeves are added.
Then the side seams are serged.
Now to make the neckband. You fold the bands then make a diamond and sew across them.
Then serge the band on and you have a cute little overlap to the neck band.
Then I hemmed the bottom of the top and added a band to the sleeves and I was done.
I love how this top turned out! I feel skinny and sexy in it.
The print fabric I used came from Riki Prints. This print is "Under the Microscope" and is a photographic image of Aspergillus Fungi. The blue is a jersey knit I bought at Golden D'or in January for 99 cents a yard during their inventory sale.
The keyhole back makes this top very unique and gives a little sexiness to a t-shirt.
This is the modest neckline. I may try the lower neckline on my next one. But I love the wide set v-neck of this top.
The back piece connects to the front so that the back is seen from the front. I think this adds interest and makes it seem "normal" for the back to be a different fabric than the front.
I will definitely be making some more Hello Hi Lo tops.
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