Sewing: Stripe Scoop Top


Is it a sad day that this was inspired by a tee I saw at Walmart? I got this striped jersey from a fabric destash last year and have been at a loss for what to make with it until I saw this product listing. istillloveyou-sewing-simple-knit-stripe-top-1

I’m obsessed with those cheap jeggings, btw. Perfect for a baby bump. It’s no announcement, beyond the fact that I’m getting baby hungry.


I already had a pattern drafted up from a floral shirt project from last year that just needed a couple of tweaks. The pattern now fits me perfectly. You better believe I’m going to make a million more shirts in this shape. Since it only has two pattern pieces, it took me about an hour and a half to sew this thing up. I had plenty of fabric left over, I made a shirt for my neighbor andĀ stillĀ had more left over for a bubble skirt for Penelope. I’m still not done with that skirt, but it’s close. I’m just dragging my feet on attaching the waistband.


It’s a light-weight jersey that I know I’ll be wearing the heck out of this summer.


My friend Kristin just made a similar shirt and posted her pattern as a free download so you can make your own.


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    1. Great minds think alike. I’m whipping up one of these too. In a lovely, stretchy coral jersey. Delicious!

      x Elena @ Randomly Happy blog

    2. Emily says:

      Umm yep, I have 3 pairs of those jeggings in different colors. X-D

    3. Haylee says:

      Looving that fabric! So fun and Summery and nicely done on matching the inspiration shirt to the final one. I would have thought they were the same exact shirt! Except I like yours even better and no I’m not just saying that. haha good job Melissa!

    4. It’s a really nice outfit! :) And the top is cute! I’d like to make tons of summer tops for this summer – my wardrobe is too old, right about now. :P Thanks for the link to your friend’s pattern – how awesome of her! :)

      I’ve got a free pattern too at my website on a simple lace top – also 2-piece (actually 3 piece, because it has cuffs), and really easy to make. :)
      I hope you don’t mind, that I just wrote that here… but it might suit your style…? :D

      Anyway – I enjoy reading your blog. You take excellent pictures, that spreads happiness. :)

    5. Lindsay says:

      I love that top! Multi-colored tops always make me nostalgic for my ’80s/’90s childhood, and that’s a good thing.

    6. Teresa says:

      Very cute top! I’ve never made myself a t shirt, but I just picked up some jersey knit fabric from the thrift store very similar to yours. I think I’m going to have to try Kristin’s free t pattern.

    7. kristin says:

      Oh it’s super cute, love the COLORSSSS! Thanks for linking to my scoop top, too! This is pretty much the “it” silhouette this spring, eh? Funny. So easy to sew, so satisfying.

    8. Emily says:

      What a perfect outfit! Any chance you know where that fabric originally comes from/who manufactures it?

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