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Made by a Fabricista: Battle of the Tops

Happy first Friday of a new month March!  I am excited to return with 2 new makes that I have been wanting to add to my closet.  Even though I didn’t make half the garments I had in the queue for February, I am truly proud of the pieces I created.  Since I became an ambassador for Husqvarna Viking, I have been dreading learning buttonholes on my new machines.  After mastering it right when the pandemic hit on my Brother sewing machine, I took a hiatus, and then fear set in.   Over the Christmas break, I decided to tackle my fears and watch videos on YouTube and practice. I was in shock at how easy it is to create a buttonhole.  The machine is basically 2 simple steps: plug, align, and snap the foot on.  

Carrot/Raspberry 100% Linen Yarn-Dyed Shirt-Weight Woven 58W - SKU: UKD7483r

I made a commitment to myself in 2022 that I will attempt to do at least 1 buttonhole garment a month, learn and master 1 new sewing skill and write at least 1 blog post per month.  In February, I exceeded my own expectations and created 4 garments with buttons. Last summer I created New Look 6698 with a rayon fabric I had in my stash for a while from Fabric Mart here. 

I fell in love with the pattern then and knew I would create more versions in cotton and linen.  Even though I did not add the buttons to my first version, the sleeve drama and the darts on this pattern caught my attention.  

I wanted to master collar tops and decided to use an easy pattern with no yoke and with less than 5 buttons.  I made no modifications to the pattern and plan to add a 4th button to it. This top is a winner because it is very flattering and can be made using several fabric types.

My 2nd button top is also a quick and easy sew New Look pattern (N6678) which is very flattering on my body type.

I am now drawn to NEW LOOK patterns because of the perfect fit right out of the pattern envelope. I completed it in less than 3 hours before adding the buttonholes.  I am amazed by the fit and darts both in the front and the back. It has facing which makes it easy to sew and I believe that a beginner who wants to try buttonholes can handle this project.  This is my second version of this top and you only need a yard and a half of fabric to create it if no pattern matching is involved.

Heathered Tropical Sea 100% Linen Yarn-Dyed Shirt-Weight Woven 58W - SKU: UFA7486r

Hands down both patterns are amazing in linen, rayon, and cotton and get a thumbs up.  I am adding New Look 6698 to one of my favorites and will add another version by Spring. Both tops are perfect for Spring/Summer and the linen versions are perfect for our warmer days here in Miami.


Thank you so much for reading and let me know which one is your favorite version.  Don’t forget to stop by my blog and check out my latest post.  Have a great month of March!!

One Love,

MARICA  @heymaricamitchell

Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!

You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following category LINEN.

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  1. Nice colors on you, and terrific pattern choices. So glad you discovered that buttonholes are easy.

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  2. I love your beautiful tops! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. What a great fit and the linen colors are beautiful!

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  4. You look so pretty in both tops. Love those colors!

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