Hello and welcome to my stop on the Desert Island Sew blog tour. Just imagine you are stuck on a desert island with only one sewing pattern, what would that pattern be?
Is it any surprise to you that if I could only pick one pattern to sew on a desert island, I’d pick the Glass Onion Top by Shwin Designs? I’ve sewn many and will continue to use the pattern as a staple in Pen’s wardrobe.
The pattern is pretty versatile. Heck, it is so versatile that I’ve yet to sew a version without some sort of mod. The penguin version had a full back, long sleeves, and was made with knit fabric.
I also did a similar modification when making the Star Trek inspired uniform dress to complete the Janice Rand inspired outfit.
I even wrote a bit about my experiences modifying the back while using woven fabric for a simple pull-over dress.
Glass Onion Top made dress length with a few other mods similar to the “April Showers” dress I posted in early April. This is my last sewing UFO leftover from a March cutting spree. I think next up will be Pen’s birthday dress… #glassoniontop #shwindesigns #sewing #isew #kidsfashion #sewingforkids #summerdress #sewist #handmade
The pull-over version worked well enough that it has become a warm weather staple to use up all the amazing woven prints I’ve come across. I always have trouble using up my wovens!
Pen’s Thanksgiving look. Since I upcycled a ladies top for the bodice/sleeves I was able to salvage the original button placket. I did need to slim down the Glass Onion Top’s sleeves to make sure I had enough fabric. Her yellow Crocs rainboots are her most prized possession that she can get on all by herself! Sadly, I’ve been unable to find a yellow pair in the next size up. Uh-oh! #glassoniontop #shwindesigns #sewing #sewingforkids #mamamade #upcycling @crocs #findyourfun #handleitrainboot #crocs #oneyearold #kidsfashion
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Even without finding myself stranded on a desert island with ONE sewing pattern, I’m sure the Glass Onion Top will continue to be an often used pattern by me.
Sew 20 Desert Island Sew Tour
7/18/16 to 7/22/16
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|7/18 Sew 20 Tour Launch | Very Blissful | Lulu & Celeste | The Wholesome Mama
7/25 Sew 20 Tour Wrap-up