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the paloma top - a new sewing pattern!




This is the top that I have lived in for almost a year. I designed it for myself last summer, and have made many tops since. Words can't express how much I love it! It's like a tee shirt, but with a touch of shaping and gathering under the sleeves that make it a really special tee. You can choose to make it in the top version (shown here) or as a tunic or dress length. An option for a 3/4 - length sleeve is also included (shown in the last photo with Finn.)

The Paloma is a VERY easy top to make - even if you've never sewn with knits before, you can easily make one!

And now it's a pattern for you! Wait - it gets more exciting - you can download and print it from home right now at Craftsy's Indie Pattern Shop! Alternatively, you can pre-order the standard, professionally printed pattern at our shop. The paper patterns should be ready to ship by May 18th.


To download the Paloma Top pattern from Craftsy, you'll need to sign up for a free account and, while you're there, check out their great community.




I also have fabric kits for the Paloma Top (short-sleeved version) available in my shop, which include a package of the required Lite Steam-A-Seam 2.  A limited number of hard-to-find, gray-and white-striped fabric is available, as well as the thicker green-and-gray stripe shown above. Kit orders will ship the week of May 14.



Make yourself the top you'll live in this summer! The downloadable pattern is available here, and the pre-order printed version is available at my shop. Thanks for supporting our family!