Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sewing: Faux Leather and Fleece Bateau Neck Top

I have some looming deadlines I've created for myself: it's Spring of course, which means Easter is approaching, and a birthday for Audrey, along with big sewing expectations. And I've got a couple other project deadlines thrown in the mix. But, that shouldn't mean I can't dally in a just-for-fun project, now does it?

I have been wanting to add some (faux) leather accents to The Bateau Neck Top, and thought it would be a great pairing with sweatshirt fleece. (And a bunch of other fabrics such as sweater knit or boucle or boiled wool or a medium weight tweed--especially in the button back version.)

Audrey insisted I line the Kangaroo Pocket with the reverse side of the fleece so it would be cozy to use. Smart idea.

I used elbow length sleeves, because that length is my latest favorite. Great for transitioning to warmer weather. Audrey chose to wear it with her camo shorts (from Old Navy) and her new coon skin hat. She's been wanting one and cashed in some tooth fairy money when she spotted it during our Spring Break road trip. A lot of discussion has followed about the differences between Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone. Further research is required...!

I purchased the sweatshirt fleece from Harts Fabric last summer (sadly it doesn't appear to be stocked right now). The faux leather was purchased at Joann. It's got a bit of stretch, which is nice for wearability. I used my Bateau Neck Top pattern with the elbow length sleeve, which is part of the Bateau Neck Dress pattern extension, and my tutorial for adding a Kangaroo Pocket.

Just for fun. Hope you are having some fun this Spring too.


opportunityknits said...

Such a hip tshirt for a cool girl! I think I need a tshirt like that too if only it wasn't so hot where I live!

Matt said...

That hat is so great! I love it on Audrey, and the shirt and shorts combo looks darling on her. I also love how easy the bateaux neck pattern is to sew up. It looks like we had the same idea for spring break. Not as warm as we'd hoped but still a nice change. I cannot believe you saw a tightrope walker!!! (can't believe anyone would DO that!)

Elasha said...

Oops - that was my comment but blogger signed me in as my husband :)

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