Lace Me Up Top and Week 6 Challenge

Happy Valentine’s Day Folks! I have been sewing in between sicknesses and have a few finishes I can finally share!

Lace Me Up Top by More 2 Hug

I am nearly certain I have never tested a pattern with this many options before and I was admittedly overwhelmed.

Back to the sickness…I am literally a mess in all this photos. My sinus is on fire and I am pretty sure my head is about to explode. My eyes are swollen nearly shut BUT this is an awesome pattern and I am telling you about it while it is on sale! I also realized I didn’t even wear my watch this day. I always wear my watch!

Sacrafices! I tell ya!! Here we go! Swollen eyes are a bonus!

This is the everyday T with a scoop neck and flutter sleeves. I also chose to make my hem even but it comes with a hi-lo option. I made this one as my basic fit test, but as you can see it is totally wearable.

Also the Week Six Challenge was to Sew with something Red or Pink.

Challenge Accepted BABY

This totally has pink it in!


Also the girls at work informed me it isn’t an “old lady fabric” as I had been calling it. I think it is cute and I only paid 2 bucks for 2 yards at a thrift store back in the fall. It has Joann’s on the selvage so I am figuring I saved myself about 18 dollars or so from thrifting!


For my second test run, I did the Color Blocked Shirt. Ekk!!! I am kinda in love with this one. It  has the option of lacing up the front, but I chose to just leave the flap detail unlaced. I used the front scoop neckline for the for the back also and banded it. The stripes are connected to the floral in case you can’t tell that here. I also took back views of both of these shirts but they were lost in between my tablet and blog. UGGG


The LACE ME UP includes:
– 15 sizes
– everyday version without laces, with your choice of neckline and sleeves
– mock vest/bolero piece
– color block front piece with laces
– scoop or V neckline, with or without laces
– deep V at the back with optional modesty panel
– flutter short sleeves
– short and long puff sleeves with cuffs
– long and 3/4 straight sleeves
– straight, round, or hi-lo bottom

I even used my leftover pieces of SBP Savage in Teal and my matching stripes from Sly Fox Fabrics. (Insert heart eyes here)


So head over to Lace Me Up Top by More 2 Hug and get this pattern while it is on sale…ALSO using code BEMYVALENTINE at checkout will save you an extra 25%.

Sneak Peek at where the rest of the fabric is…. It will be another amazing BSD pattern!



Author: SequoiaLynnSews

I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out. I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way. People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, “I like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, “Thanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :) Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn

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