Monday, January 16, 2012

Devon Top - Making the Impossible Possible

Hello Everyone!

I have been unbelievably busy with everything but sewing lately! However, I had today off and I was determined to squeeze in some sewing..... finally! It's been a few weeks! I sewed a button on my husbands pants! Then got down to business, lol!!!!  I tested a pattern for my two favorite people, Carla and Jennifer! The best part is that this newest pattern is named for my daughter, Devon! Yup! We are both so thrilled!

Here is Devon wearing the Leighanna top/dress, which is the child-sized version of the grown-up Devon top. Confused?
The Devon top/dress has lots of options including different length sleeves and sleeve hemlines, two necklines and optional ways to finish, as well as lots of different hem lengths and options. It's fabulous!!! I chose to have my testing version be a little more free-fitting so I went up an entire size! I made it a cross between a tunic and dress length and added the ruffle to the bottom. It was super simple to stitch up....something anyone, even a beginner, could finish in a day! Because of all of the sizes and options and fabric combinations possible, this pattern is so flexible. It is perfect for any age, size or shape. And it is super stylish and comfortable at the same time.

How hard is it to find all of that in one pattern??? Usually impossible except for genius talents of the Scientific Seamstress, Carla Crim, and Sis Boom's, Jennifer Paganelli, who make the impossible possible!

Here is my side-kick trying it on for size! I am wearing it to work tomorrow.....I am so excited!!!

So here is the bell sleeve option with the hemmed ruffle. I chose a contrasting fabric:

Here is the neckline. I chose to use elastic and a ribbon bow :

Here is the ruffle hem...a delicate touch. Perfect to pair with leggins or jeans!
Here is a pic of the front:

And here is the back:

This pattern will be available soon after completing its extensive testing and editing process!

 I will definitely be making a few more of these Devon Tops/Dresses....perfect for spring! According to my poor daffodils, it's just around the corner!  

Coming soon: I will start on the last three outfits for our Disney trip and keep you posted on the release of the Devon Top/Dress!
 Have a great week everyone!!!

God Bless,


  1. Cathy it's just beautiful! Oh that pink Casey is swoon worthy isn't it? I cannot wait to see the neckline options. My daughter has received so many complements on hers and so many said they wanted one in their size. Gonna be so fun to see it all.

  2. Thank you Judy and Jenny!! I love how us SisBoom sisters enjoy Jennifer's gorgeous fabrics and patterns soooo much!!

  3. Gorgeous top. Love your fabric choices as well. It looks amazing on you. I so need to make one myself. Im not sure of how the sizing runs though. I have yet to make anything for myself. haha.