Glass Onion Top: Thread Filled Thursdays

It’s been a LONG time since I’ve featured any of my sewing on the blog, and I NEEDED to break out of that rut with something easy enough to do, but with a big payoff. So of course the ladybug ended up with a new shirt. No worries, Lil Miss and Sir Twizzler have already put their orders in, and I’ll be working on something for them within the week. This wonderful top is the Shwin & Shwin Glass Onion top that I was able to test for her. 

I picked out a red and pink paisley print that I’ve had in my stash for seems like years. I wasn’t too sure on the choice until it all came together, and the ladybug exclaimed at FINALLY having something new to wear that I had sewn. The pattern consisted of 8 pieces and has two back options as well. I chose the easier of the two as I wanted to sew up something that I could finish in two hours or less without much placement of notches or pleat marks. Not that I think that those are hard, but it was 10 in the evening and I wanted to go to bed with a completed project. 

As with every Shwin pattern that I have either tested or purchased, the instructions are clear, and the sewing is a breeze. I still know that I’m not as good with gathering as I should be by now, but when you make mostly bags, you don’t have to practice that a lot. Overall though, I can say that I didn’t do too bad. 

The back is what really drew me to this pattern. With a layered look that is actually sewn together at the neckline for a faux peek a boo look. You can always add a camisole or a sweater on top of the shirt, and it comes with cap sleeves, or the ones shown on the ladybug. 

I can see her wearing a nice pair of jeans and boots with this top, and I can definitely see myself sewing up several of these to get through winter layering. It was such a breeze, and probably one of Shauna’s easier patterns to complete.

I mean, I’d say she was happy, no? 

I feel like I haven’t seen so many things in so long, that I’m really excited to link up this week! Share your projects whether sewn, knitted, crocheted or hot glued! I want to see ALL THE THINGS! 

Until next Thursday! 

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    Andrea @
    September 18, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    I love this top! It looks adorable on the ladybug. I keep meaning to ask – how do you finish your seams on your woven fabrics?

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      September 18, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      Thanks Andrea! I finish them with my serger now, but before hand, I would do a double 1/4 hem and sew it down so that no raw edges were visible.

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    Tonia L. Clark
    September 18, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    OOOHHHH I love it! It reminds me of petals on a rose or a blooming onion! Some lace on the bottom would look great too, great job Natasha!

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      Katrina Reese
      September 18, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      I have never used that pattern…She looks really cute in this top. Where do you purchase your patterns from/ All the ones that I have for my daughter are either Butterick or Simplicity.

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        September 18, 2014 at 6:26 pm

        I meant to hyperlink the pattern in the post. Let me go and do that now! Thanks for the compliments!

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    Tina Butler
    June 3, 2017 at 9:16 am

    How cute is she!!!!!! I love that print and the color and you’re right that would look so cute with jeans and boots.

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    June 3, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    I love the print because it’s easy on the eyes and it looks fashionable. It’s pretty on her since it fits well, and the cut on the back looks quite neat. Adding a sweater will be great when it gets chilly.

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    monica y
    June 4, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    she is adorable and that is a great way to comb her hair. I also love the combination of colors on the attire. Pretty much all is so cute. My little niece is coming to visit and she would look cute on a top like that. Maybe I can order one. With a white cardigan would be perfect for chilly nights.

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    Ali Rost
    June 4, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    I’m always so envious of people who can sew, and your pretty paisley shirt is adorable. The print is so pretty and colorful .. it reminds me of happy summer days. It looks too cute on her with her red pants and pretty pink pony tail holders. Good job mom!

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