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@akramsideas review of my new favorite patterns, the semi-fitted ‘raglan sleeve’, Delia Top from Sew It With Love.

Sew in Love with the Delia Top

If you’ve been following me on social media you probably have seen some sneak peeks of my new favorite t-shirt pattern. I was lucky enough to be a pattern test for the Delia Top from Sew It With Love and now that the pattern has been released I finally get to share with you all the things I love about this pattern.

The Delia Top

I was super excited when I got asked by Elena Pintus of Sew It With Love if I would like to test their upcoming pattern. The request came just a day after I told my hubby I wanted to make more knit tops. What a coincidence.

The Delia Top is a perfect knit top pattern for beginners. This semi-fitted top features raglan sleeves. If you’ve never sewn raglan sleeves, not to worry, they are by far easier to sew and fit than set-in sleeves.

@akramsideas review of my new favorite patterns, the semi-fitted ‘raglan sleeve’, Delia Top from Sew It With Love.
The Delia Top is super comfy

Plus the Delia Top has so many variations. You can make it with long sleeves, short sleeves, with or without a peplum and an additional bow along the neckline.

My Delia Top

For my Delia Top I choose to go with a long sleeve version without the peplum. I’m not sure how a peplum would look on me. I choose some great blue jersey knit I had in my stash.

@akramsideas review of my new favorite patterns, the semi-fitted ‘raglan sleeve’, Delia Top from Sew It With Love.
I love the long sleeves on this top

The fabric was a great choice as it was super soft and easy to work with.

I made a 16 grading to a 20 at the waist. The sleeve I cut at a straight 16. After making the top I determined that I probably could have gotten away with making a 14 grading to 18 and a 14 sleeve, for a tighter fit. However, I decided I like the looser fit, it’s comfy and I rather like loose fitted sleeves.

@akramsideas review of my new favorite patterns, the semi-fitted ‘raglan sleeve’, Delia Top from Sew It With Love.
I made a detachable bow pin

Also I decided to put a pin attachment on the back of the bow so that it’s removable. I thought this would be nice when washing, so not to crush the bow.

Sew in Love with it

This pattern was so easy to whip up and so comfy I couldn’t get enough of it.

@akramsideas review of my new favorite patterns, the semi-fitted ‘raglan sleeve’, Delia Top from Sew It With Love.
Back view of my Delia Top

Immediately after making my first Delia Top I made a second one out of some blue floral jersey I had. For this second version I made the short sleeves , mainly because I was short on fabric. Still I think the floral pattern will be perfect for a spring top.

@akramsideas review of my new favorite patterns, the semi-fitted ‘raglan sleeve’, Delia Top from Sew It With Love.
Delia Top in Floral Print

I liked the pattern so much I thought I’d make this shirt for my mom for Christmas. My original plan was to make a long sleeve version out of a grey knit fabric I had. Unfortunately the fabric didn’t have as much stretch as I had hopped. While the shirt came out fine, it wouldn’t exactly fit my mom. So in the end I kept this grey version for myself.

While the grey fabric didn’t work I did find some white jersey in my stash. The white worked perfect for my mom’s present.

So if you are counting so far I’ve made 4 Delia tops , 3 ended up being for me and one for my mom. However, I pretty sure this is not the last I’ve made of the Delia Top. I can already see myself making more soon 😉

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@akramsideas review of my new favorite patterns, the semi-fitted ‘raglan sleeve’, Delia Top from Sew It With Love.

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Akram Taghavi-Burris

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