Meet the LOL Swing Top, the perfect girls’ top with a bit of swing and racer back detail. Oh man was I thrilled to be selected to test Jen’s (owner of the blog A Jennuine Life and Jennuine Design) latest design. If the cuteness of the top were not enough, it can also be made with woven or knit fabric! I tested the woven version which also features bias trim and a button (I used a KAM snap) closure. I found the top a breeze to make and would be a great project for a beginner.
The pattern covers from newborn all the way to 12 years. When looking at the other testers’ finished projects, I was amazed how seamlessly the top transitions between age groups and looks great no matter the age of the wearer. As kids get older proportions change which I imagine makes designing something to work for both an infant and tween is some task. Not to mention the top looks adorable on small children and chic on the older crowd. Even though Pen is pretty immobile as a newborn the top still has some swing to it. Since the top is sleeveless it is perfect for warmer weather but with fall just around the corner I plan on whipping up a few more to throw over a long sleeve shirt and leggings for the chilly months.
The LOL Swing Top is a fast project, designed to work with woven and knit fabrics. It’s available in a wide range of sizes and totally cute – I consider this pattern to be a must-have for anyone sewing for a young girl. In a just a few more days the pattern will be released and you can acquire your own copy but until then be sure to check out the other testers on the tour to see more.
Edit 7/31/14: The pattern is now available for sale at Jennuine Design’s shop. Use the code “LOLRelease” by 8/7/14 for 20% off the pattern!
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