Sew It With Love - Delia Top

by - 12/29/2016

Sew It With Love - Delia Top

I was super excited to be asked by the lovely Elena of Sew It With Love to pattern test her debut sewing pattern, the Delia Top in November, and finally I can post about it and tell you all how much I love it! Delia is a lovely jersey top pattern with raglan sleeves with short and long sleeve options with cute length variations, including a flattering peplum shape and even a finishing bow! I knew I was going to love this.

Here's a peek at the pattern:

Who could resist that bow?
For my version of the Delia top, I chose Version 1, the peplum option with long sleeves and I had to make that bow! I've also been saving THIS leopard print jersey in my stash, waiting for the perfect garment, and this was it! I'm so glad I used it for the Delia top as I love the outcome.

A lovely new take on a plain jersey top!
The instructions were easy enough to follow, and having recently made the Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top, the techniques used when sewing the neckline were very similar and helped during the sewing process. I think the neckline looks really tidy and the raglan sleeves are a new style for me, which I enjoyed sewing.

Finished with my favourite mini zig zag top stitch!
Me and this bow were meant to be. I think it's a lovely touch to this pattern. I also love the shape of the top. I find the peplum to be flattering on my shape, and will definitely be sewing the pattern again. I think next time I might make the peplum slightly longer and shorten the bodice so it's sits on my waist.

Sewing Summary:

Pattern:  Sew It With Love - Delia Top

Fabric:  Animal Print Stretch Viscose Jersey Knit Dress Fabric Black & Beige

Notions: None.

Sewing time: A couple of hours, or half a day with a tea break.

Modifications: None!

Fit: Really good. Great sleeve length, great fit across the bust and a nice shape at the waist.

Difficulty: Simple! A great pattern for those venturing in to jersey.

Watch out for: Make sure you stretch the neck band when sewing. It may take a couple of times to get it perfect, but it's worth it!

Make Again?: Yes! I'm so happy to have this pattern in my stash. It was simple, fast and looks really cute.

Tada! A purrrfect jersey top!
Overall, I love this pattern. It's everything I want in a jersey top; flattering, simple and with some great variations. I know this will become a staple in my handmade wardrobe.

Thanks for reading, pinups!
The pattern was supplied to me free of charge by Sew It With Love for purposes of review. All thoughts & opinions are my own.

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