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The Honey Top (or Turning Lemons into Lemonade!)

Today I am welcoming Diana Beran to the blog. Diana is a member of the Stitcher's Circle and has stitched along to make a May Garden Dress and several Honeys! (By the way the Twirly Skirt Sew Along starts August 18th - there is still time to join us!) Read below to see how Diana made an adorable Honey top for her granddaughter!

With a little Petally Fresh fabric leftover from another project, I had enough to make my 8-year-old granddaughter a top using the Honey pattern.  I love this pattern and took 12” off the bottom of the dress to make the top.  When I tried it on her to see how deep the hem should be, I discovered that I had actually made it too short!!  Oh no!  But wait!  Lisa had more of the aqua fabric from which I had made the piping, so I cut enough to make a border.  I used the pattern to determine how wide to make the band, sewed the ends together making a big circle.  Next I had to put wrong sides of the band together, then laid that around the bottom of the garment, right sides together.  Here is a close-up of sewing the band to the garment.  

Adding the band

It is 3 layers with a 3/8” seam allowance.  Oh, the curl!! Yes, I had to tame the curl to get everything to lay flat. Once I had the seam done, I ran it through my serger, lickety split! Below is a picture of the top all done.  It took maybe 1/2 hour to fix my boo-boo and I am very pleased with the results.

Finished Honey Top

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