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NEW Bellevue Top

Bellevue Top | JaimeSews

The week before last, I was heading out of town to tag along with my husband while he attended a conference for work. Just before we left, I saw the tester call for Straight Stitch Design’s new pattern, the Bellevue Top**. I loved it, but my rational self said I had too much on my plate so I packed up and drove to the coast, all the time thinking about Bellevue. A few days later on our way home, we stopped at the Outlets to see if we could find some treasures. I strolled around Anne Taylor and found a few things to try on, including a shirt that resembled the Bellevue. I LOVED it, but I thought it’d be smarter to buy the pattern and make myself several than to buy just one top – you know, give a man a fish vs. teach a man to fish.

Straight Stitch Designs' Bellevue Top | Made By Jaime

When I got back, Kimberly was asking for a few more testers, so this time I told my rational self to be quiet and jumped on in*! The Bellevue Top** is a clean-line, raglan sleeve, knit top with a woven shirttail accent at the bottom in sizes 00-24. Options include short sleeve, 3/4 sleeve and long sleeve. Woven accent can be sewn right to the bottom of the knit shirt, or add a knit band with it to get the look of a shirt under a shirt. (Hope that’s not too confusing! Be sure to check out the tester photos for clarification)Straight Stitch Designs' Bellevue Top | Made By Jaime

I got the fabric at F&M Fabrics, online at www.thefabricmarket.com. (Check out this blog post for tips on combining knits and wovens!) They had some new floral knits so I chose this mid-weight print and found a coordinating poly georgette on the same aisle! It just feels like spring. Straight Stitch Designs' Bellevue Top | Made By Jaime

This pattern comes together SO QUICKLY, it’s such a satisfying afternoon sew! It went through 5 revisions in testing so all the kinks have been worked out and instructions updated to cover the variations. It’s comfortable for every day, but a major upgrade from a plain ol’ t-shirt. This is the Straight Stitch Designs‘ trademark – simplicity with a twist – and I think it fits the busy life perfectly. I already have fabric and am planning for a second. I think i’ll do the band at the bottom this time and maybe lengthen the bodice an inch or two. Stay tuned!

Straight Stitch Designs' Bellevue Top | Made By JaimeIn the meantime, why not head on over to Straight Stitch Designs and grab your copy of the Bellevue pattern**?! The pattern is on sale till Friday for $9.60, but will go up to the regular price of $12 after that!

*In exchange for testing the Bellevue pattern, I received a copy of the pattern for free. However, all opinions are my own.
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4 thoughts on “NEW Bellevue Top

  1. I love your take on the pattern! So bright and springy!

    1. Thank you!

  2. Your top is so fresh and springy. I love the colors.

    1. Thank you Melissa! I was so excited to find the combination and in the same aisle even!

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