I love asymmetrical garments, so when I saw the tester call for the Dahlia Top I jumped on the occasion and hoped I was picked. I was over the moon when I was selected to sew up the Dahlia top from SOLA Patterns.
I love the asymmetrical neckline and the gathering on the front. It makes it a very flattering top. With different fabric choices you can give the top a different feel.
For the first version (the red version) I wanted to use one fabric, with the leaves, for the top. However, one meter wasn’t enough, so I opted for a uni colored sleeve. I love the combination of the two fabrics. With this top you can make a totally different top with different combinations. If the whole top in in the same fabric (also the strip of fabric that goes from the bottom and around the neck) it looks totally different than when you combine different fabrics. I know I will wear these tops a lot when the weather will get better during fall.
I made two tops during testing. The petrol version is made with V1 and the red version is the final version of the pattern. There are gathered sleeves and regular sleeves included. I sewed the gathered sleeves for the petrol version, but the gathered sleeves were not my style. So I took them out and cut new regular sleeves. for the first version I combined three different fabrics, for the left and right side of the top and the strip of fabric to finish the neckline. You might recognize the printed fabric from these dresses and this jumpsuit. I love the print.
Fabric: the red digital leaves wine come from Naaiplezier, the petrol print comes from Nooteboom Textiles.
Pattern: Dahlia top from SOLA Patterns
Sizing: 0 – 16
Options: View A is sleeveless, view B has short-puffed sleeves, view C has long sleeves with sleeve cap gathering, View D has basic long sleeves.
# Fabric this week: 0 in – 4 out (Total fabric in 2020: bought 113 new fabric – used 161 fabric – 44 scrap pieces – 13 gifted fabric) – in total 113 in 161 out
# Patterns in 2020: 15 in – 19 out