Pink Lemonade Shirt

Wow, I am so behind on posting about completed clothing. So, in the interest of catching up, I’m going to keep this post short.

Today, I’m showing you a yoked sweetheart top that I made using the same pattern I used last fall to make the sweetheart top with the lace yoke.

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I made this top in May (Yep, I’m a full month behind :-/). You may remember it from my last week ofย  Me-Made-May.

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The shorts in the picture are the navy blue ones that I made last summer.

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I topstitched along the edge of the yoke, and I know you can’t tell in the picture, but the neckline is also topstitched. My twin needle setting was being a pain in the rear when I was trying to hem my sleeves. Depending on the material, it can be really difficult to find the tension and stitch length sweet spots. I finally just gave up, said, “whatever” and sewed them the way you see here. I know there shouldn’t be a ridge between the rows of stitching, but we’ll just call it a “design feature.” ;-D

IMG_7544IMG_7542Well, there ya’ go, a quick post to let you know that I’m still here and I don’t plan on disappearing over the summer (as I’ve been known to do ;)). I probably have about ten things (mostly separates, as that was my greatest summer wardrobe gap) in the to-be-blogged line up, so stay tuned.

  1. Sally @ thequirkypeach

    June 25, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    So cute! Great fabric! And your sweetheart neckline looks impeccable ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Becca

      July 25, 2013 at 9:59 am

      Thanks! I’ve had that fabric for years, so I’m glad I finally used it. Sweetheart necklines are one of my faves.

  2. Ami

    June 25, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Ah I really love this top!!! The whole outfit is gorgeous! Separates were definitely my biggest wardrobe gap this summer too so I have been trying to focus on them also- keep being lured by dresses tho!! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Becca

      July 25, 2013 at 10:01 am

      Thank you! It’s so easy to be lured by dresses! I totally understand that struggle. This is the first year that I have buckled down and forced myself to sew some separates.

  3. ShanniLoves

    June 26, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Love the sweetheart neckline. So cute!

    1. Becca

      July 25, 2013 at 10:26 am

      Thank you!

  4. Gjeometry

    June 26, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Oh, very cute top! The sweetheart neckline is very flattering!

    1. Becca

      July 25, 2013 at 10:27 am

      Thanks! Sweetheart necklines are wonderful.

  5. Zoe

    June 28, 2013 at 3:12 am

    Pretty top, I love the pink! Where did you get your glasses? I’m looking for new places & brands to buy from and yours are awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Becca

      July 25, 2013 at 10:38 am

      Thanks! I got the glasses online from zennioptical.com. They have a pretty good selection, they’re inexpensive and they last just as long as glasses I’ve gotten elsewhere.

  6. Ine

    June 28, 2013 at 5:33 am

    I love your blog! I’ve been dying to get back into sewing but I’m still looking for an affordable yet easy to use sewing machine. You projects are giving me so many ideas! But I have to say the funniest thing is that you are practically my body double! I was looking through the pictures and went “I know that behind from somewhere!” And other measurements I’ve seen here and there match mine to the inch. It’s uncanny. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Becca

      July 25, 2013 at 11:20 am

      Thanks! Good luck with the sewing machine search. I hope you find one soon! That is funny! I knew there had to be others like me out there, but I’ve never known of someone with a similar body to mine. If you start a blog once you start getting back into sewing, let me know. It’d be great to lurk the wardrobe of someone with a similar body shape. ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Nay

    July 2, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Hi Becca, I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award at http://thewardrobesurgeon.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/super-sweet-blogger-award/

    1. Becca

      July 25, 2013 at 11:22 am

      Aww! Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Clipped Curves

    July 2, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Ahh it’s pretty… I just checked out your tutorial too (bookmarked that for future guidance!). I’m glad I’m not the only one behind on blogging – or ahead on sewing as I prefer to think of it.

    1. Becca

      July 25, 2013 at 11:27 am

      Thank you! That’s a great way to think about it, btw: ahead on sewing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Kelly

    July 10, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    I love the yoke and sweetheart neckline, this is such a step up from a regular t-shirt- so pretty!

    1. Becca

      July 25, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      Thanks! It’s nice to have something that is a bit more interesting than a t-shirt but still comfy and casual.

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