sew + tell: constança’s b6182 top

One thing we really love to see is people taking Liesl’s patterns and customizing them a bit. That’s exactly what Constança did with her beautiful Lisette B6182 boxy top. You’ll see how by simply adding two different crochet trims, it can make something so pretty!

Lisette B6182 boxy top

Name: Constança
Where can we find you on the internet? Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, Blog

Project details
Links to your project: On Instagram here and here
Pattern: Lisette B6182
Fabric: Two yards of white cotton lawn leftover from making my son’s christening gown. I also used two different crochet trims I bought the last time I was in Portugal.

Did the fabric work well?

Yes, it did. I was envisioning a modern heirloom-inspired top and my first choice of fabric would have been white handkerchief linen, but I was unable to find any locally. The cotton lawn is very lightweight, pressed well and was perfect for French seams.

Lisette B6182 boxy top

How did the sewing go?

Very well. I sized down (my measurements put me into a size 16 but this is a 14) and used French seams throughout. The sleeves were a bit fiddly because I used a wide crochet trim instead of the provided sleeve bands. I ended up having to shave off the seam allowance on the sleeves in order to stitch the trim. I also lengthened the top by 4 inches and simply zigzagged the bottom trim in place, butting the fabric and the trim together (no hemming required). Oh and I also lowered the bust dart by 1/2”.

What was the best part?

I love all the details in this top. It’s elaborate yet not too fussy. It feels elegant and fits beautifully. It’s become a staple in my summer wardrobe!

If you are looking for more fabric and style inspiration for the Lisette B6182 boxy top, then head this way.


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  1. Sarah Helene

    So BEAUTIFUL! White is chic. Your addition
    of hand-crocheted wide white trim on the short sleeves is unique. Seems versatile, a wear-with-anything top. BRAVO! Thanks for

  2. Mindy

    Beautiful! I love seeing what others do with the patterns – it can change my whole perception of a pattern and what can be done with it.

  3. It’s perfect!
    This was my favorite pattern last summer – sewn 3 versions and wore them all the time (not all at once, of course).
    I think a white version is in must for this summer. Constança’s version is so beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing 🙂

  4. So beautiful!! Love everything about it, the pattern, the fabric, the colour, the lace… Perfect!

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