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Welcome to my stop on the LOL Swing Top Pattern Tester Tour!
This was such a fun and cute pattern to test! The LOL Swing top is the newest pattern from Jenn of Jennuine Design (shop name) and A Jennuine Life (blog).
The LOL Swing top is such a sweet tunic length top. With a racerback style back, it’s a perfect summer top!
|The swing top in swingy action!|
(Although I feel like summer is nearly over. My girls are too young for school still but seeing all the “Back-to-school” blog posts and sales popping up all over the place makes me feel like summer is already over and I should be starting my Fall sewing!!)
I got to test it with Silly Bean as the model which almost never happens so that was fun.
Silly Bean chose the gnome fabric from my stash but then once the top was sewn up she decided didn’t like the fabric anymore. Ahh! It was a fight to get her to put it on for pictures. So in these pictures it looks a little tight under the arms but that’s because the bias measurements were too short, and it has since been adjusted in the final pattern. BUT I couldn’t convince Silly Bean to put the fixed shirt back on, but since the extra length for the bias worked for other testers that had the same issue it should be fine for this top as well.
I really wanted to make a second top in a fabric she liked better with the adjusted pattern pieces, but I’ve been having quite the hectic couple of weeks and just was never able to find the time. Hopefully, in the next couple days she’ll have a new top that I will share.
|She may not have liked the fabric but she did like how it swung about as she danced around!|
I love the top though. It goes together fairly quickly, and I think a beginner should be able to tackle this easily. Jenn (of Jennuine Design) gives clear instructions and even gives proper and ‘cheater’ methods for things like sewing on bias tape. And you can tell she puts a lot of thought and hard work into her patterns. During the whole process she was available to answer questions 24/7 practically!
- Sizes Newborn to 12!
- Can be made for knits or woven (mine was woven)
- Charts include: printing guide, sizing charts (chest and height), bias tape cut chart (for woven version), ribbing cut chart (knit version)
- Instructions on how to alter the length if your child is taller than the average height measurement
- Clear instructions separate for knit and woven with illustrations
- Better Gnomes and Gardens Pink Gnomes/Mushrooms by In The Beginning Fabrics (I can’t remember where I purchased it from, sorry!)
Thank you so much Jenn for having me test! It was a real pleasure!! And check out Jenn’s blog to see the rest of the stops on the tour!