Bluebird Top release

I participated in the test of the Bluebird Top, which has released last night. The Bluebird Top is a pattern of Sageville Patterns*, a fairly new US based company which started last year and is run by Amanda Schuler. Their slogan is: “Sew your own free spirit style.” Before the Bluebird, they brought out three patterns for both girls and women: a top, a skirt, and a top-and-dress pattern. So, actually there were six patterns, to which now three new patterns are added: the kids’ (2T-14), women’s (XXS-6X) and men’s (XXS-6X) Bluebird Top. It is a semi fitted, casual top, which can be worn as a basic layer, but depending on the options and fabric choice its function can vary from outdoor wear to a stylish garment for a dating night.

I tested the women’s top. I was allowed to choose the options I liked. For the first test version I made a simple top with a crew neck and short sleeves. It didn’t come out as I would have liked. I had to redo the neckband, but still it didn’t fit nicely on my shoulders. Since I was in between sizes and made the larger one, I decided to choose the smaller size for my second Bluebird Top and use a different kind of fabric. Fortunately, that top turned out well, so I can show it :).

Although I planned to change clothes immediately after taking pictures, and keep the shirt for the summer, I wore it until bedtime that day, because it was so comfortable! What I like about the top is that you can make it as you like. I chose to make a basic tee with a twist. By using a blue fabric for the lining of the hood and multicolour blue thread for the topstitched hems, it is more than just a white tee.

It was the first pattern test with myself as a model! Before this test, I tested only girl’s patterns for Miss SieBe. It was a good experience to test for myself, and it helps filling my wardrobe with new clothes instead of overload the one of Miss SieBe.

Being the test model yourself means you have to ask someone else to take pictures. Therefore, all credits for the pictures go to my lovely husband! I realize I need some more practice, but the weather didn’t make it easier. It was very cold and so windy that my hair was going everywhere, except in the place where I wanted it to be. Nevertheless, I think the pictures show what the Bluebird top is like, at least one of the many options.

The Bluebird top is a versatile pattern with many options. You can choose from the following: Hood or crew neck, a kangaroo pocket, topstitched or banded hem, short or long sleeves, and for long sleeves: hems or cuffs or thumbhole cuffs, and for women: top or tunic length. The pattern comes with detailed instructions with pictures, pattern pieces in non-trim A4- and letter-format, with layers function, A0 copy shop format, and last but not least: seam allowance is included

The pattern is now on sale (30% off). There is also a bundle available with all three patterns.
Women: *
Kids: *
Men: *
Bundle: *

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