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The theme for this month’s Sewing by Ti blog tour is “Gifts to sew”. Even though the (affiliate link) Emerson V Neck Top from PS & Co Patterns is a great gift to sew for yourself or others , I conveniently chose this pattern because 1. I love the fit of this pattern on me and 2. I had sewn it last month when I tested the pattern and had photos ready to go.
What are your thoughts on DIY gifts? Do you love them or “hate” them? Being a DIYer I love handmade gifts and the thought and time that is spent on them, but I know that’s not the case for everyone. If you want to get more ideas on gifts to sew, check out the other bloggers this month on the Sewing by Ti blog tour and Ti, we wish you a happy birthday!
As I mentioned earlier, I was part of the testing group for the (affiliate link) Emerson V Neck Top and Women’s Maya Skirt so I got a sneak peak of what goes on behind the scenes. I can honestly say that I enjoyed the experience and the designer worked so hard on the patterns.
In the photo above, I’m wearing the Emerson with the 3 flounce option and the Maya skirt (knee length with no pocket). I am not in love with this Maya option for my body type. I sewed the gathered side waistband and I don’t think it suits me. I overlayed the skirt with a chiffon material and I think it would have worked better with the flat (back seam) waistband. I haven’t made another Maya yet, primarily because I haven’t had time, but I have it on my long list of things to sew. If you choose the maxi length, you can also use it as a cover up! Keep in mind that you can also make the skirt in a woven fabric as long as your waistband is a knit fabric.
Now, let’s talk about the Emerson. This pattern features a v-neck at the front and back, plain sleeve, triple flounce and single flounce options. The sleeve length options are short, elbow and long. This top is so comfortable!! The flower print top is one of my go to during my work week. Unfortunately, my other top with the horizontal stripes has a hole so I wear it at home. Ok, I admit I recently wore it to a kid’s birthday party (throws hands up in the air).
From this pattern, I learned how to do a v-neck facing and a bit more practice on understitching. The instructions of this pattern are thorough with photos for every step so you’ll be able to complete this pattern successfully.
Well, It is Thursday night as I finish my blog post and it’s been a long day, so I’m going to keep it short. This morning I woke up extra early (4:45AM) to finish up a chilaquiles dish for my work’s potluck so I’m a bit extra tired. So what are your thoughts on the Emerson V Neck and Maya Skirt? What are your go to sewing patterns and cooking recipes? Feel free to share below!
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