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Extraordinary Tops for Sisters

For my two extraordinary daughters, I made 2 EXTRAORDINARY TOPS – pattern by  Filles A Maman – for the Blog Tour (hosted by Deb at Sprouting Jube Jube).  *** and keep reading for a Blog Tour give-away (sponsored by some extraordinary pattern designers).

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The Extraordinary Top pattern is available in girls sizes 12m-14 & in womens sizes XS-XXL.  It is a knit fabric shirt with either long sleeves or 3/4 sleeves.  The front is a bit shorted than the back, features a boatneck style neckline, with a yoked front, and fashionable pocket.  It is a nice stitch up for a confident beginner with knits.  The neck line is easy to do since it is not stitched in the round like other knit tops.

The top can be made in all one fabric or can be color blocked some or all.

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The PDF Pattern instructions are well-written and easy to follow with great drawings.  The pattern pieces are in layers so that only the size you need can be printed – that means you save on printing costs.  And I liked so many examples of other sew’ists tops to give me inspiration!

On Filles A Maman’s website, the extraordinary patterns are at a special price during the Blog Tour…  the girls’ pattern is $7 and the bundle of girls’ and women’s is $13.

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For my teenager, I made the women’s size S.  I used a turquoise cotton/spandex knit with a matching polka dot looser knit.  I reversed the polka dot fabric to make a striped pocket.  Because I ran short on fabric, I pieced the left sleeve and accented with a striped fabric band.

www.From-a-Box.com Extraordinary Top

www.From-a-Box.com Extraordinary Top

For my 5 year old, I made the girls’ size 6.  I used a white Doodles fabric with scattered colorful hearts.  The top yoke is in the same turquoise knit used in my older daughter’s top and a striped pocket.

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www.From-a-Box.com Extraordinary Top

I liked the tops coordinated for my 2 daughters, but not matching.  Especially with the girls age differences.

Now, they can wear their extraordinary tops at the same time, but not feel self-conscious in match-matchy clothes.  (I did the same kind of coordinated look HERE and HERE)

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I stitched up the tops on mostly “Nina” (my serger) using the 4-thread overlock stitch.  I used the double-needle on my sewing machine for the top-stitching on the neck band, hems, and pocket.

www.From-a-Box.com Extraordinary Top

www.From-a-Box.com Extraordinary Top

www.From-a-Box.com Extraordinary Top

Look at all the EXTRAORDINARY bloggers on the Blog Tour to see their creations.  Maybe you will find inspiration for your own extraordinary top.

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Link over to Sprouting Jube Jube Blog Tour post to enter into the give-away for two extraordinary pattern bundles from the sponsors!

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