I was so excited to be chosen to pattern test the LOL Swing Top by Jenn from A Jennuine Life and then thrilled again to have the opportunity to participate in the pattern tour.
My favourite part about the LOL Swing Top is that it has so much SWING! Honestly, getting my niece Sofia to try things is a pretty difficult task most days. This particular top though was a hit and appealed to the wild dancer in her. She only wore it long enough for a few photos though as it is currently Winter here in Australia and is freezing.
Despite all of the faces she actually was enjoying herself with these photos. This top is gorgeous – options to be sewn in either knit or woven with a button to fasten above the shoulder. I sewed up the knit version as appealing to comfort is also important when coaxing a 3 year old into wearing something.
One of the very cool details in the top is the back – the armholes scoop down low just below the shoulder blade. It looks very cute and gives a really nice polished finish.
You can see here that I just used a zig zag stitch – my machine really does not like using a double needle. The thread and fabric are both a very light aqua colour – the fabric is called Bubblegum Gelato and is a luxurious organic jersey.
These photos really are proof at what a fun top it is – I cannot wait for the weather to warm up here as I will definitely make more of these for her! Easily a great staple for any Summer wardrobe. Go get yours HERE.
Thanks for reading! For those wondering, here is an updated photo of Sofia’s little baby sister (now over 3 months old!! Where does time go).