Alice Top

There have been so many lovey Alice tops floating around the interwebs lately, like Rachel’s and Lisa’s – How could I resist??

Mine was made with a very nice remnant of Tessuti cotton voile that I won from Ernest, I mean, Emma from Ernest Flagg. This stuff is way more vibrant in real life and buttery soft to touch.

The Alice pattern came together without many hassles and only made petite adjustments as I find Tessuti patterns are a little too long for me. As I’m an incredibly cocky sewer, I didn’t read the instructions and missed the information related to the 1/2 inch seam allowance and I think there might have been 1/4 inch on the sleeves – whoops! This has slightly changed the look, but it still works.

To give a clean finish and to prevent me from changing my over locking thread and stop worry about which thread would match this very colourful fabric, I frenched all seams and hand stitched the facings.

I love this top. It is light and summery and there will be more of these in the future. Thanks Emma for sending this lovely fabric my way. I’m not sure I would have picked it in store, as it is really wild and bright and I absolutely love it!

  • Very cute! Looks good with your skirt too. It's a great versatile top. Are you going to make the dress?

  • Great fabric and pattern match. I think you will be reaching for this top frequently.

  • That is great fabric, made a very nice Alice ;o)

  • Oh. What a great top.

  • That fabric and this top are so very pretty! I hear you on the changing of the overlocker thread – I Frenched all the seams on my last make to avoid changing my overlocker thread! The things we do 🙂

  • Gorgeous fabric! I love this top!

  • Very pretty fabric. Looks lovely with your denim skirt.

  • Wow this looks fantastic! Am so glad you used the fabric and made something so great. I actually bought this as an online remnant, so didnt get to feel it before buying, but its such a lovely fabric and buttery soft as you say. Hope you get lots of wear from it!