Pattern testing – Carey Top


I’ve been taking a wee break from pattern designing and have been testing a few patterns for other designers.  Its nice to once and a while step back and do something different for a change.  Don’t worry though, there are other patterns in the works!!

One pattern I tested is the Carey Top from Itch to Stitch.  When I saw this tester call, I jumped at the chance to test as it’s the very style that I’m loving wearing at the moment.

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I didn’t have quite enough blue fabric so I colour blocked with the lace and I really like the look.  It really ties in with the lace paneling on the shoulders.

The pattern is really easy to make and I think it took me about 1 1/2-2 hours in total, the part that takes the longest is creating the paneling down the shoulders and creating the channels for the elastic/ties.

Its super comfy and is designed for light weight woven fabrics but as I found out, it works perfectly in a light knit also.  I’m looking forwarding to make another one soon, I have bought the fabric already!!!


So go on and buy it, I know you’ll love it.

two other little tests I’ve done recently are some free motion applique designs, one from StitchART and one from Made4Bug.

girl pirate on aline

Check out this little pirate girl from Made4Bug, this design comes with so so many options its just so fun to play around with different hats, swords and other accessories.

You can purchase the design here


mermaid on aline

And the second design I tested was the “vege Girl” from StitchART.  I also did her mermaid cause its just so cute.

You can purchase these designs here.

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