10months already? Really!? This year is going super fast. The next pattern I purposely didn’t participate in the designer’s blog tour as I wanted to give my big reveal here! Today we are welcoming Jenn from Jennuine Designs! If you are current on your pattern releases then you will know that today we are taking a look at the LOL Swing Top. Ruth is first as always though!
Ruthie crawls everywhere and pulls up all the time. She has stood a couple times for a second by herself but loves her tippy toes to get true balance yet. She is soooo happy lately and only cries when she is hungry, dirty, or tired. She “talks” a mile a minute but no real words. Ruth has regressed with the food and doesn’t really care for food lately although she will never say no to Mac n cheese or some banana! Lol she gets up a couple times a night still and has three teeth! She loves her big brothers so much and is regularly carried like a sack of potatoes which sometimes she loves and sometimes not! She also loves getting cuddles with Grammy when Mommy needs to do some sewing. Grammy can always get her to sleep even when she is crabby!
Now let’s take a look at this fun summer top! This is such a fun and cute top. Ruth wears hers on a regular basis! The LOL Swing Top has an a-line front and racerback yoke. The bottom back is pretty close to a half circle which gives it that swing flowy feel. It comes in sizes NB-12yrs. Now my versions were made in woven as I was on a woven kick at the time, but you can make this out of woven or knit! Double the fun! The tutorial takes you through both ways. For the woven the arms and neck are enclosed with bias trim. You can even hem with the bias tape if you’d like. I know I did! Then the left shoulder closes with a button or snap. Just darling. For the knit version you use ribbing for the neck and arms. Included in the tutorial are two tables for the knit ribbing based on stretch and recovery in order to get the best fit. I made two woven versions during the testing phase and just love them both. I want one in my size!
Tomorrow is 11months and our last day till her 1st birthday! Don’t miss it!
8/19: 1mo Ladybug Bend’s Sassy Schoolgirl Top
8/20: 2mo Terra’s Treasures Monkey Pants
8/21: 3mo Sewing Mama Raeanna’s Cupcake Top
8/22: 4mo Titchy Threads Small Fry Skinny Jeans
8/23: 5mo Everything Your Mama Made Riley’s Nightgown and sleepshirt
8/24: 6mo Little Kiwi’s Closet Bella’s Bolero
8/25: 7mo Aila and Frankie’s Honeyflower Dress and Tunic
8/26: 8mo FooFoo Thread’s Lucky Penny Girl’s Knit ruffle Top
8/27: 9mo MuffinHead Pattern’s Sammy Jacket
8/28: 10mo Jennuine Design’s LOL Swing Top
8/29: 11mo Whimsy Couture’s Tulle Ruffle Dress
8/30: 1year! Fairytale Pattern Design’s Arianna Dress