Sis Boom Ba!

Finally finished the Sis Boom Dana Top pattern I bought from Etsy. I had a very hard time with the neckline and zig-zag stitching. I stitched and unstitched it several times in hopes of getting it right. Unfortunately I have several little puncture holes in the ruffles. Hoping, maybe, they’ll go away a bit when I wash it. After changing needles and playing with the tension the zig-zag stitching came out a bit better. Not amazing but a lot better. Here is me in the finished top.

I definitely have to take it in. It fits me a bit wide. I knew it might be. When it came to picking a size I preferred going a size up rather than down. I figured it would be much easier to take it in. I think I will also re-do the hem. It puckered a bit. You can see it a bit in the right hand side of the photo.

So, will I make this pattern again? Yes…in due time. I think I need to put some time between me and this pattern. Not sure if it was meant for someone a bit more skilled. I’ll give it another go once I make a few more pieces. I’d love to have it in a turquoise color, and shorter.

Next up? I think I will give the Port Elizabeth pattern a go. It’s free on Burda Style. Take a look if you’re interested in making a light summer top.

Until next time!

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10 thoughts on “Sis Boom Ba!

  1. Its lovely. I love the belt too. the fabric is so nice. Don’t worry. the next time you make this top, it’ll be a breeze. I normally find the first time a pattern a bit more difficult. subsequent makes are always easier.

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  2. It looks cute and the fabric is so vibrant and pretty that no one would notice any flaws. Its good to pick a simple project after a doozy to build you back up.

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  3. I like the top! I would never guess that you’ve just taken up sewing from the picture. And thanks for pointing out that top on Burda Style (and reminding me that this website exists)! I used to be on BUrda Style all the time, but I hardly go there anymore.

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  4. Thank you for posting this! We are just about to start a sew-along for the Dana top on the Sis Boom Facebook group and I was wondering what it looked like longer. This looks lovely on you! I hope you are still rocking this 2 years later!

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