Our Favorite Indie Sewing Patterns + Giveaway: The Callie Top

on July 27 | in Products, Sewing Inspiration, Sewing Trends | by | with 69 Comments

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Our Favorite Indie Patterns series is curated by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness! Sara selected 31 patterns from 31 different designers to feature daily all month long, complete with many pattern giveaways. Comment for a chance to win a free pattern!

Name: The Callie Top

Brand: See Kate Sew

Description: The Callie Top is a feminine summer top with ruffles over the shoulders and ruffle sleeves. It’s perfect for a summer party or date night! This top has front and back shoulder darts that are enclosed in a seam, a cap sleeve option and button-up back.

Format: PDF

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Techniques Involved: Buttonholes, darts, bound neckline

Sizes: XXS to XL, 30″ to 44″ bust

Recommended Fabrics: Lightweights such as voile, eyelet, lawn, etc.

Price: $12

Customer Examples:

Elizabeth of Sewn By Elizabeth

Shino from Nutta

WIN A COPY OF THIS PATTERN! Ruffles… Do you love them? Do you shy away from them? Do you add them to everything or avoid them at all costs? Do you have a favorite ruffle tutorial or a favorite project that incorporates ruffles? Comment for a chance to win The Callie Top pattern!

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69 Responses to Our Favorite Indie Sewing Patterns + Giveaway: The Callie Top

  1. Anne says:

    I am slowly but steadily trying to shift my wardrobe and look from practical / business to feminine and soft. I think this is a great addition and the pattern will create blouses that do not look like all my others.

  2. Nita says:

    Cute top…I’d give ruffles a try,

  3. Cathy Burnett says:

    I love ruffles but I have never been very good at sewing them. They look so feminine to me.

  4. Megan says:

    I’m not a ruffle person, but willing to try.

  5. Ybat says:

    What a cute pattern but my favorite part is the back.

  6. Wende Gennardo says:

    This top is adorable, just enough ruffle.

  7. Calee says:

    Love that top — my name is also Calee (Callie). I haven’t sewn ruffles in years. I typically would add ruffles to children’s clothing.

  8. Bonnie R says:

    Ruffles are super-cute, and I’m excited that now I have a serger; I assume this will make ruffling easier :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. krystina says:

    This is gorgeous!

  10. Roxanne says:

    I don’t mind ruffles in moderation like on this top!

  11. Dita says:

    I love ruffles! I haven’t done much of them but i’d say that the effort is worth the result :)

  12. sarah says:

    I have broad shoulders, so ruffles aren’t good for me, but I love the back! I’d sew it without the ruffles in an eyelet! :)

  13. melissa h says:

    beautiful top!

  14. Karen B says:

    Ruffles…I tend to shy away from them, but I do have a couple of favorite things that have ruffles.

  15. San says:

    I love to make ruffles, but a lot of the time they look too girly-girl for me. They’re super cute a relatively subtle in this top, though!

  16. Ashley says:

    I tend to shy away from ruffles on myself, but a small ruffle here and there would look cute!

  17. Lindsay H says:

    I like ruffles but at am always worried they’ll add bulk

  18. Denise says:

    Ruffles! It looks a little 1970’s (maxi skirts with tiers) and a little modern. I like it.

  19. Kerry says:

    I can go with a ruffle, good if you are small busted!

  20. So sweet… I love it!

  21. marjolein says:

    i only ever sew ruffles for my daugther’s clothes.

  22. Gemma says:

    I’ve never sewn a ruffle in my life, but that is entirely lovely.

  23. Nesta says:

    I have never tried ruffles but I would love to try!

  24. Jess says:

    I love ruffles! I don’t know that I’ve ever sewn the mom something for myself, though. Mostly for my girls!

  25. Mama Lusco says:

    I have to be careful with ruffles… Too large or too many and they make me feel huge!

  26. Linda says:

    I absolutely love eyelet; it is so feminine. In fact, I made my wedding gown in eyelet for my wedding 32 years ago!

  27. Victoria M says:

    I use lots of ruffles for my grand daughters but usually avoid them for myself.

  28. Rebecca says:

    I like ruffles. They are great!

  29. Jess Z says:

    I love ruffles! I have several patterns with them and a few I add them to. :)

  30. Emily says:

    Like them!

  31. Heidi G says:

    I have a 2.5-yr-old girl and we’re all about ruffles.

  32. auschick says:

    I love them, particularly on kids clothing!

  33. Marla says:

    My momma used to make me tops with butterfly sleeves like this!! In fact I wore one for the first day of kindergarten ???? I called the “flutter-by” sleeves. Awwwwwwww. Thanks for the smile ????

  34. Ruby says:

    Never actually tried them but this top is c-u-t-e!!! I would love to try!

  35. BJ Marley says:

    Ruffles are pretty cute. I use them sometimes.

  36. Sarah says:

    I like ruffles!

  37. Hilary says:

    I love ruffles!

  38. Amy says:

    Ruffles add such a feminine touch to any garment. I am used to sewing for little girls and most outfits are not complete unless there were ruffles somewhere!! Lace and ruffles and eyelet for grown women adds such femininity to our clothes, LOVE it!

  39. Ronnie says:

    Sew cute!i love the buttons and ruffles. Might need some help getting dressed, though!

  40. Katie says:

    I think a ruffle can make a piece of clothing more girlie which is a good thing!

  41. Megan says:

    I’ve never made anything with ruffles, but I love this top!

  42. Heather says:

    I too, love ruffles in moderation. The sleeves on this top are really cute :)

  43. Carla G says:

    Not a big fan of ruffles… but I think this shirt works with the ruffles. :)

  44. Judy says:

    I like ruffles and don’t think they are difficult to sew. I think they add a feminine look to garments.

  45. Alana says:

    I love ruffles, but don’t have much experience sewing then. I’d love to gain experience with this top!

  46. I love ruffles and this shirt is darling!

  47. Amanda says:

    I love anything by SeeKateSew!! This top is adorable! I so want to make this, and her new mini me version , in some Swiss dot for myself and my daughter. :-)

  48. Crystal D says:

    I have never attempted ruffles. I have always wanted to attempt ruffles, but I have a son….. I would love to try some ruffles on a top for me!

  49. D Herrmann says:

    I shy away from them but I like the basic design of the shirt!

  50. Carla says:

    I have never added ruffles before. It looks like a fun girly option.

  51. Judi says:

    very sweet

  52. Kristen says:

    I am not a ruffle person but I love this pattern for my younger sister or nieces :)

  53. Carolyn says:

    I love ruffles – in moderation. Very cute on this top.

  54. Jasmine says:

    I love the ruffles! If had this pattern I’d lengthen the bottom to make a flirty and feminine little dress!

  55. keenmommy says:

    Love them!!!

  56. Jennie says:

    I like ruffles in moderation. :)

  57. sarah says:

    i love a little ruffle. i think it can add a bit of a feminine touch to an outfit and they look perfect for this top.

  58. Accacia says:

    Ruffles certainly have a place in women’s fashion today — and they certainly belong on the Callie top.

  59. kbo says:

    Love the top, I have added ruffles to the hem of an apron and for a red dress. Any tips or tricks to get them uniform throughout the garment would improve my sewing ability.

  60. I love ruffles for my girls, but not so much for me, though would consider them with the right project.

  61. jeanine says:

    I like ruffles in moderation.

  62. Libby says:

    The more ruffles the better!

  63. Cat says:

    These are some serious ruffles!

  64. Gina says:

    I love ruffles,but do have to be careful where I put them in my garment. Case in point the ruffles on the sleeves are a bit too large for me as I know my arms would look even bigger,but the blouse is so cute I would just reduce the size of the ruffles and there you go -a cute blouse!

  65. Courtney says:

    I love ruffles! But I’ve never really attempted them on a garment for myself. This tole is beautiful. I would love to try it

  66. Patricia says:

    I like a few well-placed ruffles, like on this blouse. Perfection!! I shy away from lots of ruffles in general but want to make one of those skirt/petticoats that have layers of them for some inexplicable reason…

  67. Amanda says:

    I love ruffles! I think they make garments look pretty and girly, and I can’t get enough of them! Love this top, would really love to win this pattern.

  68. Marta says:

    I haven’t sewn ruffles for awhile but I do like them. They look adorable as sleeves for this top!

  69. Lisa Petersen says:

    cute pattern!

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