Thursday, March 2, 2017

Spring in Vienna (Vienna top and tunic from Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop)

I bought the Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop Violet top and dress for my daughter about three months ago, and it's literally been sitting on my cutting table waiting to be finished.  I've been secretly wishing I could get this pattern in my size, and I was so excited when I saw that Amy had upsized the pattern to women's sizes with the new Vienna Top and Tunic.  I applied to test and was not so secretly excited when I saw that I had been chosen to be part of the test group!  It's love...I have four of these now and am planning a mommy and me set for me and my daughter!

So, before I get too far along, let's get some details going on what you're going to get with this pattern:

- Large size range: 00-24 (XXS-XXXL)
- Two length options: top or tunic
- Four sleeve lengths: short, elbow, 3/4, or long
- Two pocket options for the tunic:  top or tunic
- Maternity add-on option for those who are expecting!

This top is a very quick sew.  From cut to last stitch, it was about 45 minutes.  This was also with a couple of pauses from two little people who were apparently wasting away because they hadn't eaten in the past 10 minutes...

You'll get the same extremely well written tutorial that we always get with Amy's patterns.  There are also photos for each step for those of us who like to refer to a visual example as we sew along.  In the directions, there are a couple of steps that call for varying seam allowances so you'll definitely want to read through the directions to familiarize yourself with the steps before you start.

I'm usually pretty wary of making stuff for myself because I have such a wide variety of measurements between my top and my bottom halves.  However, with this top, I made these tops with no adjustments, and they were a perfect fit.  The top is a little fitted and widens out slightly near the bottom to give a little more room at the hips.  I'm 5'1", and I didn't alter the length of the tunic at all.  I found the length to be the perfect leggings length, and I really love that it covered my tush.

I was so excited about the fit of these that I immediately wore my first top to the park, and a woman came up to me and asked me if I was SURE that it was handmade because it was such a trendy little top.  😄.  

I have literally worn my Vienna tops every day this week, and I'm contemplating making a few more today or tomorrow just so that I have one for every day of the week...I think my favorite part is the pockets...I'm always looking for somewhere to stick the little treasures I get from my kids or the kids in my classes at school.  I'm also obsessed with florals right now, and this top is perfect for showing off the floral knits I've been amassing in my stash!  I MIGHT try my hand at colorblocking and make one with a panel that I've been eyeing...we'll see!

So, if you've read this far, I really appreciate you following along!  The Vienna released today and is available as part of the Thrifty Thursday sale over at Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop.  You can grab your copy at Amy's webstore here: Vienna Top and Tunic.  For today only, it's on sale for $8.50 (regular price will be $9.95).  If you're wanting to grab the maternity add-on, that's also on sale today for $2 (regular price is $3). You can grab the add-on here: Vienna Maternity Add-on.

If you're on Facebook, Amy also has a group where you can share your creations, ask questions, or even get some inspiration for future projects!  Just head over to the group and request to join:  Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop.  Amy DOES also carry fabrics so you can also zip over and pick yourself up some knits at the webstore!  😉!

Thanks again for following along!  Now grab yourself a copy of the Vienna, which pairs perfectly with the Violet if you are interested in matching sets for you and your little love, and sew  yourself up some love!

Blessings and Happy Sewing

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