Tilda top giveaway

La Maison Victor magazine let me test another pattern. (for the first one, check here).

I decided to test a pattern I already own. The one the magazine sent me; I’m giving away! Sweet of me isn’t it? 😉

So I tested the Tilda top! A fun, comfortable and modern top, I was up for it. I was even more convinced when I saw Ans‘ different versions.

I chose, yet again (it’s becoming a thing!) to ignore the fabric recommendations and used a thin sweat fabric from Chat Chocolat. A leftover from Renske’s Julia sweater.




I combined it with stretchy fake leather for the sleeves. This made it a little less… pink, for me!




And I’m crazy about it. Really. Great pattern! The fact that I was able to use a smaller size than usual, made me that much happier. I think more will follow.




Just like Ans, the opening in the back fell open a little in my top. It bothered me, but apparently, other people thought it was a nice detail. I do think that, in my next one (already in the making), I’ll close the back split… We shall see.




I didn’t make any adjustments this time, except for the fact that I did not hem the top. I used a rolled hem, because I didn’t think the fabric could take a traditional hem. The length is ideal now, but if I do decide to hem the next top, I’ll have to add some length to the pattern or it will be too short for my taste.




I also ironed on the facing with double sided interfacing (normally used for hemlines), which turned out to be genius. It kept crawling upwards, even after understitching. I believe the fabric is responsible for that.




But, succes, yes!




I already wore it last friday, for my parent – teacher meeting and the party that followed and got tons of compliments! And some people actually couldn’t believe I’d made it myself. That did flatter my ego a little bit…


Pre – parent – teacher – meeting in my classroom:



Post – party at 4.30 in the morning:



Do you want to make yourself a Tilda top?  It’s possible. I’m allowed to give away one Tilda pattern. Enter the rafflecopter giveaway and who knows, maybe you’ll sew this one next! The giveaway ends on Octobre 31 when I announce the winner! Do to custom taxes and extra costs, this giveaway will only be open to residents of the BeNeLux.

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