I thought this top would be fun to make. I love the double ruffle peplum in the back (it makes it look like you got a little more booty than what God gave you😂). It also reminds me of the ruffled cardigan I made for my girls. I have seen some other sewist turning the Swagger Sweater into a cardigan and they turned out pretty cute. I guess there is hope for my adult sized ruffled cardigan.
I used a ponte de roma knit from Girl Charlee . I got 4 yards for $14, thats $3.50 a yard! Awesome deal!
The pattern comes with sizes tween 14 – women’s 5x. I cut a size 1x. I did have issues with excess fabric around the back neck but that’s nothing 2 darts won’t fix.
After finishing I tried it on and I was not happy. It wasn’t fitted enough for me in the front, so I started playing with it. I pinched the fabric under the breast and instantly went back to liking it again. So I took a needle and thread and tacked it in place while i was wearing it. I then carefully took it off and tacked it down with my sewing machine, making sure to tack it in the black part of the fabric. That turned out better than I thought🤗.
This shirt wasn’t that hard to make. Sewing a curved hem can get pretty annoying but wasn’t too bad compared to other projects I have done with curved hems.
I would make this again if I find fabric I like at a reasonable price because it does use up quite a bit of fabric.
Until next time, Happy Creating!