Lisa as a top

I’m trying to catch up on posting some of my finished items. Unfortunately, my photography is letting me down. Most photos are just not good enough for sharing on this blog. 🙁

This top was made last year in November. It’s the Tessuti Lisa dress pattern as a top.

 The real Betty is getting in on the actions in these photos

As with all Tessuti patterns, I needed to make petite adjustments to the pattern. I guess I’m not tall enough for the pattern as drafted 🙁 like many things.

Unfortunately my petite adjustments were made after constructing the top part of the top/dress, including finishing all binding. Due to my fitting oversight, I pinched out the excess length from the shoulders and sewed the new seam down. It looks like a flat felled shoulder seam, but it’s a fitting adjustment. shhhh.

This fabric is a lovely, light, washed linen from Tessuti. I picked it up from the remnant table during one of my many visits.

I really like this top. The neck sits a little high due to my overlooked adjustments, but I often wear the buttons open to make it look a little more casual and a little less nun. 🙂

  • Ooooo glad you posted this. I've been tossing up this or the Mia (?) pattern (minus those puffy bell bits on the sleeves) and I just can't decide. More things to consider. Love this. Cute!

  • This is so cute! I never would've guessed you were petite, btw! You look tall in your photos!

  • I'm only 162cms tall – I'm glad some of my photography 'skills' work in my favour 🙂

  • I've never even considered the Mia pattern. I'll head over to look 🙂

  • Ha you are taller than me! I am 160cm tall! I really like this. It looks lovely and cool to wear.

  • Love it! The 'adjusted' fit really suits you 🙂

  • This looks great and funny that you and Lisa both posted your Lisa as tops this week. Great minds!!

  • It looks lovely – so breezy, and you may have 'petite'-ed it but it looks absolutely proportional on you :). I'll bet it's been useful this summer!

  • Ooh, I love this!!! I want one. I've seen some cool versions of this pattern. I've yet to try a tessuti pattern but I may take the plunge. Cool look.

  • Your top looks great! I've had this pattern on the list for a while now. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Good on you for making this style work. It looks like a good Summer style as a top.

  • This post has just made me buy the Lisa top, What a perfect summer top. Looks great with the skinnies.