Monday, January 27, 2014

The Bond Top Tour

I am so excited to start the tour for the Bond Top by a very talented Stacey of Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy.  This is Stacey's first pattern and I am so happy it's a boy's pattern. That said, it can be easily remixed for a girl. I also like that you can make a super cute top for a younger child, or a trendy one for an older child.

 
Of course, I couldn't help myself and had to remix it. The pattern calls to use a combination of knit and woven fabric. I mixed two kinds of knits. It worked just fine.
 


Mine front placket is different, mostly because I wanted to keep the fabric design intact.  Also, I think this type of placket works better with knits. The sleeve is lengthened, the winter is brutal here, it will get more use that way.  I used bias tape cut from black knit to finish the seam around the collar.


I love the print on the knit and really wish I had more of it. :) I think it works well here.


This might be my favorite feature of the shirt. If you lift the collar, it says "chewing gum". It's fun. 

 
 
Check out other interpretations of the Bond Top and purchase a copy to make a cool shirt for a little boy/girl in your life. In honor of the pattern tour and Kids Clothes Week, Beatnik Kids will be having a sale.  Use the code BONDTOP to receive 2 dollars off the original $8 price. Thank you Stacey for inviting me!  
 
 
 

11 comments :

  1. That is fun! I love that print! I definitely want this pattern!!

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  2. Love your fabric choice! What fun.

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  3. FUN print!! Love how your top turned out. And I love little secret detail surprises like the "chewing gum" collar :)

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  4. I love the changes you made. I want to sew one up for my son.

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  5. awe what a cutie! and what a fun top!

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  6. It's so cool. Love the print, great job!

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  7. What a great top! And I lovem that curve on the front!

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  8. Is this fleece? Oooh, so clever of you. It looks super cozy! I love it.

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  9. Such a cute yet boyish top! I love the colors and the details (like the collar and the front curve). Looks like fun! :)

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  10. You did such a great job with this. I love this top!

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