Wednesday, October 15, 2014

pattern review - nessie top by craftiness is not optional

I realized that even though I've already made the Nessie Top by Craftiness is Not Optional and featured it on the blog here, I've never actually written a review!  And since I sewed another version for the Sew It All series, I thought this would be perfect time :)

Honestly there's not too much to say about this pattern beyond how much I love it!  It fits perfectly, it's easy to sew, it has a cute subtle high-low hem and there are lots of options included in the pattern.  The first time I made it, I chose the color block version, but this time I actually opted to make the basic version since I was planning on working with two different jersey knits.  I figured there was enough going on with my fabric choices that the top probably shouldn't have too many extra details aside from the coral pocket.

I cut out the size two width with the size three length.  I like how fitted it is, but I'm afraid Mae might outgrow it through the shoulders before winter is over.  I probably should have gone with the size three, but it works out this way because now I have an excuse to make another one :)  I think I might have to try the peter pan collar the next time since I haven't done that yet.  In fact, I foresee Mae having a cute stripe top with a sequin collar in the not so distant future!

I love this color combination!  Coral and aqua are two of my favorite colors for kid's clothing because they quite simply feel happy and summery.  And I think anything that reminds me of summer is a very, very good thing during our long cold winters :)

Aqua Stripe - Cotton/Lycra jersey from Funkaliscious Fabrics
Coral Dot - Cotton jersey from
Pocket - Stretch denim from