I have been so excited for this pattern since I tested the Matinee Dress and Peplum Pattern (my post about that is HERE), where Jenn gave us a preview! The design of this top is just gorgeous…and clever and really unique!! So, I was super duper excited when Jenn picked little ole’ me to be a pretester and then a tester! The LOL Swing Top pattern was tested in wovens and in knits and it goes from sizes NB to 12!!! That’s a whole lot of pattern in one! The pattern is not quite released yet, but will be available Here in The Jennuine Design Shop very very soon! I tested the size 12-18 months based on chest size and I tested it in wovens as well as knits! Jenn is a major perfectionist with her patterns and tweaks things to make sure the fit is 100% perfect…which I really really appreciate! I have made several woven and knit versions, and I love them all! Just so I don’t completely bog you down with too many pictures (ha), I have chosen my favorite knit and my favorite woven version to show off!
First I will show off my favorite of the woven versions! I love the way this looks with this fabric combo! This wasn’t my favorite fabric before I made this shirt, but it’s just so perfect for this in my opinion!
In testing, I made 2 knit versions. After I made my first knit version, I was super pumped to make another, but I really needed some sleep, so I made a few changes just to make it quicker…I made a single pleat instead of gathers, I didn’t line the back yoke, and I bound the ribbing around the edges rather than just serging them on (mostly did this because for me it looks neater!). I am so in love with this one!!! My daughter has worn this so many times since I made it! I think it’s my favorite!
Make sure you go check out all the other tester versions on tour
And of course go buy it here when it’s available…