More Miss Bossy Patterns!

Miss Bossy Patterns winner- two new versions of V1382- Sew Pomona

Here are my newest versions of V1382, an Anne Klein dress that I cut as a top, and March’s Miss Bossy Patterns Winner for The Monthly Stitch! I’ll be posting over there soon with all of March’s makes!  You can read more about the construction of my first version here!   I love the look of these two tops, the colorblocked version is in an orange and peach cotton and the triangle print version is an organic cotton voile, both from Finch Sewing Studio that I bought on Etsy.  I was planning on colorblocking the triangle top as well but the other fabric was backordered so I decided to go ahead and make the top in one fabric with the fabric flipped on the top bodice to add some interest.  I’m so happy I did- This is my favorite top to wear, plus it goes with almost everything in my wardrobe!

V1382 Top Miss Bossy Patterns Sew Pomona
Miss Bossy Patterns winner- two new versions of V1382- Sew Pomona
V1382 Top Miss Bossy Patterns Sew Pomona

Here are the fabrics I used:

For the colorblocked version I used these two colorways.  After making the top the orange/red was just too bright and jarring against my skin so I lightened it naturally using hydrogen peroxide and lemon juice in the washing machine.  So happy with the color now!

Gentle Breeze Beige Meadow by Leah Duncan

Gentle Breeze Red- Grove by Day, by Leah Duncan

My next version is in this organic cotton voile.  I love this fabric- it’s so soft and light, but still not sheer. It feels so wonderful to wear!

La Venta – Organic Cotton Voile Fabric – Palos Verdes – Leslie Shrewing for Cloud9

After I lightened the color on the colorblocked version my topstitching lightened as well.  Next time I won’t bother with all that stitching, I just wanted to see how it would look.  The triangle print version I wanted to keep really simple and clean on the seams.  On both versions I made a facing by altering the lining pattern of the dress(it was a full bodice lining) to keep the pieces light.  I love using facings over bindings when I can, it just looks more finished to me. All my seams were also serged as well- I lOVE my new serger!  Also both versions have zipper backs.  I used this great tutorial I found on It’s Sew Easy, Episode 3 of Season One.  It’s taught by one of the teachers at Islander Sewing Systems and really made sewing the zippers super easy.   I’ve been watching this series a lot since I got amazon prime (I watch on our XBox One or on my kindle so really convenient), it’s one of the shows you can stream with membership.

V1382 Top Miss Bossy Patterns Sew Pomona
V1382 Top Miss Bossy Patterns Sew Pomona

Loving both these tops!  Just what I needed in my wardrobe!  Happy sewing :)

20 responses to “More Miss Bossy Patterns!”

  1. […] you can read the full post on these here […]

  2. Kelly Avatar

    What lovely tops! I love that you lightened the fabric after construction, and I’m looking forward to reading more tips like that. I really prefer subtle, soft colors, which I don’t always remember when ordering fabric!

    1. Rebecca Avatar

      Thanks so much Kelly! I was so glad the lightening worked, I’m drawn to the bold colors but they don’t always work on me :)

  3. anniehanks Avatar

    These are lovely! What a treat that this pattern wasn’t your first choice but has yielded some fantastic tops!

    1. Rebecca Avatar

      Thanks Annie! I was so happy with these makes, all the more so since I wasn’t originally too excited by the pattern!

  4. Joanne Avatar

    I love the crosswise triangles on the palos verdes top! I’m working with that fabric right now, too, but hadn’t thought about mixing directionality!

    1. Rebecca Avatar

      Isn’t that fabric wonderful! I love it cut the other way! Happy accidents are the best- it would look so different if my original fabric had come in on time :)

  5. Diane Carel Avatar
    Diane Carel

    When I see the contrast of the original color with the lightened one, I can see that your choice was perfect for your coloring. The hibiscus flowers make a lovely counterpoint too!

    1. Rebecca Avatar

      Thanks Mom! The original color(which you can see in the construction prints was so bright!) I do love your flowers- your home is a perfect backdrop!

  6. Kathryn Avatar

    These are both gorgeous – I just love those fabrics you’ve used and the shale of the tops is lovely. Thanks for all the construction photos too as it’s always interesting to see the insides.

    1. Rebecca Avatar

      Thanks so much Kathryn! I was so happy with my fabric finds :)

  7. swoodsonsays Avatar

    I love the fabric choices – and your hair!

    1. Rebecca Avatar

      Thanks so much!

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