Thankful Top

Yesterday I found a little bit of time to sew and really wanted an “instant gratification project” – something that I could work on for an hour or two and come out with something completed. I rummaged through my pile of patterns and came up with George & Ginger’s Thankful Top (FYI, it’s free, you can download it here). When this pattern was released a few month’s ago, I was really attracted to the back, which has a deep, V-shape back…. a fun way to show off those pretty bralettes.

I wound up using a gray French Terry from Joann. I had picked up this fabric on a whim while shopping awhile ago because it was a good “basic” fabric, a nice weight, and had great stretch and recovery. My end result, ‘meh’. I honestly think I have a problem using solid fabrics because even though this has a great back, the rest is just blah. Plus the neckline wants to slip off of my shoulders and I hate feeling like I’m fighting with my clothes (plus I feel like an 80’s throwback to Flashdance).

All was not lost though – Taylor saw me snapping these photos and fell in love with it. Not only does she love solids, but loved the fact you could wear this off the shoulder and adored the back. Needless to say, I passed this one off to her and probably won’t be making more in the future.

3 thoughts on “Thankful Top

  1. Gwen

    It’s cute! I could see making this, but adding some narrow ties at the top of the help keep it in place. Do you think that would make it more wearable?

    1. stacy Post author

      I think it could help, but I was thinking about it last night and wondered if I went down a size if that would help too. It has a lot of ease so that wouldn’t be an issue, I think for me, it’s really the shoulders.

  2. Kathy

    It does look very cute. But I agree that the constantly slipping off the shoulders would be annoying if you don’t want that look.

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