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I’m excited to debut my newly finished top project using our Cropped Tee pattern from the 07/2017 issue. Read on to see more images…

Step 2

Love how the added orange panels turned out! See how I drafted them here

Step 1

I also can’t get enough of this retro diver printed crepe I used for the body of my top. Here is a close up of the back zipper that separates at the bottom so it is very easy to get in and out of. Great for putting on after you have done your hair and make up.


The copped hemline of this top really makes it versatile for me since I have been wearing a lot of high waisted bottoms lately. It also fit great around the bust and waist area since it was a petite sized pattern, and that is just what I need. I sewed this top in a size 20.


View of the back, I do like how the pattern indicates to tie a little tie/tassel to the zipper which I really want to do, just need to find a piece of leather string or something.




Want to make one for yourself? Click on the images below to see part 1 and 2 of the making of my swim tee. Download the pattern here!



All in all I think this was another successful Mash Up, and I can’t wait to see what August brings. Just a head’s up though, you won’t see another Mash Up post until mid August since I’m going away on a much needed vacation!
In the meantime if you want to make your own variation of this top, make sure to post it to our projects page and link to the pattern so I can see.

Happy Sewing!



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    Aug 1, 2017, 06.40 AMby oliviawilde

    So beautiful! I love it!

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    Jul 31, 2017, 01.48 AMby purplefan

    If you don’t have an old coin purse or trim (i.e. pocket, placket or cuff) from an old garment for the tassel, you can find colourful square squeeze leather coin purses for $2.99 at Bentley stores. Depending on the store, you will find a blue tone or two or maybe even orange. Usually the colours are black, bright red, navy I recall you made a moto jacket—do you have any scraps from that project?

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    Jul 28, 2017, 03.14 PMby knitgirl16

    The orange contrast really makes this top interesting. I will have to try this style. Thumbs up.

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    Jul 28, 2017, 07.37 AMby bionigree

    Looks awesome! I love it!

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    Jul 28, 2017, 06.32 AMby Deanna31

    Enjoy your vacation Meg!!

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    Jul 28, 2017, 05.55 AMby hello Itsme

    this looks as awesome as i knew it would! great top Megs =D x

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    Jul 27, 2017, 06.22 PMby greenist1

    Great job! It looks like a fun top to wear, perfect for fun, active things. :)

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    Jul 27, 2017, 02.41 AMby EdieWalicki

    I like the orange contrast. It’s a great pop of color! It would make a cool combo with matching straight leg cropped pant with that same orange as a sporty stripe down the leg :)

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    Jul 27, 2017, 01.04 AMby alice9163

    Beautiful. Love it

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