Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Adelaide Tops


Adelaide Tops

I was a tester for See Kate Sew's new Adelaide Top. It was great to work with Kate and see all the work she put into this one pattern. I used a gorgeous woven fabric with a dotted scallop pattern that I got from a swag bag. Instead of doing the gathers at the neckline, I added white piping to the bib and neckline. I love how it turned out. It's a feminine and dressy top which I don't have very many of.
Initially during the first stages of testing, the darts were in the wrong place, so I picked out the darts and turned them into gathers. I also added elastic to the sleeve hem to match the gathers at the bust. I love all the fun details of this top. I didn't catch a picture of it, but the button I used on the back is a lady's face.
I made another one by rotating the dart up to the bib and turning it into gathers. I found this fabric in the remnant bin at Walmart and eked a shirt out of it. I cut the bib on the bias to get a chevron look and added some gathers right under the keyhole.
This top is much roomier than the first top, but the fabric is light and flowy so it works great. I like it paired with a pencil skirts. The stripes are so bold and fun!
The statement necklace is a crocheted piece that my SIL made me. It's perfect for Claire's baby grabby hands. See other mom-friendly necklaces. I also made the radiating pleats skirt.


  1. I love the color of the first one! So pretty, and it would be so easy to dress it up or down. I would have never thought of doing gathers instead of a dart, how creative.
    Your skirt is amazing, and the striped shirt is so pretty! Thanks for sharing a review!

  2. love the grey one!!! the piping adds such a pretty, delicate touch!

  3. I love the shirts and I love your hair! CUTE!

  4. Love both shirts...you look so beautiful in these pictures!


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