A small piece of eyelet – Seamwork Kemper Top

There are a few fabrics that I just can’t go past. Eyelet is one of them. That’s why I had to have this little piece of eyelet fabric that I discovered in the remnants box in the Siebenblau shop. 100% organic cotton for half the price – who could say no? Unfortunately, there was only 50 cm left and a small stain that didn’t come out even when I washed it. Luckily I recently treated myself to a Seamwork subscription and with the Kemper pattern I found the perfect model to show off my little bit of eyelet fabric. Normally I never sew a pattern 1 to 1 as it is in the model photos, but since it fit so perfectly, I made an exception this time. The finished top turned out exactly as I had imagined and the airy shape is really perfect for hot days. Unfortunately, the top was only made at the end of summer, but next year it will certainly be worn more often. And which fabric can’t you go past?



Top: me-made, Seamwork Kemper
Jeans: Uniqlo, 2nd Hand via Momox Fashion
Sandals: Apple of Eden
Bag: Furla, 2nd Hand via Vite en Vogue
Gold necklace: Christ
Watch: Garmin Vivomove Sport


Pattern: Seamwork Kemper

Level of difficulty: ●●○○○

Size: 6 (I followed the size chart, I normally sew a size 36)

Materialies & Cost:
0.5 m eyelet organic cotton from Siebenblau = 9 €
0.8 m poplin organic cotton from Siebenblau = 16 €
3 m cotton bias tape = 2.40 €
Total = 9 € + 16 € + 2.40 € = 27.40 €

Pattern modifications: I did not make any changes to the pattern. I only cut the front yoke in a single layer and trimmed it with bias tape at the neckline. I find this much nicer with eyelet embroidery and I would do it the same way for the next versions.

Conclusion: I think the pattern is great and I am especially thrilled with the perfect fit of the neckline and armholes. The instructions are very detailed and I got to know a new method for the bias tapes that I really like. The pattern is definitely perfect for using smaller remnants and shows off the eyelet embroidery beautifully. However, I’m not sure how many tops of this kind a woman needs 😉 Nevertheless, I can well imagine using the pattern again. After all, there’s a piece of eyelet fabric in black still waiting to be used and this pattern will probably have to be used for the leftovers 😄

Hope to see you again next week for a new blogpost!

Kind regards


5 comments on “A small piece of eyelet – Seamwork Kemper Top”

  1. Sehr süß, dein luftig schwingenden Top.
    Die Lochstickerei hast du perfekt eingefügt, denn eigentlich finde ich Lochstickerei total ömchenhaft, aber bei deinem Top wirkt sie hübsch und modern.
    LG von Susanne

  2. Der Schnitt ist definitiv total perfekt für Resteverwertung und Upcycling/Refashion. Für diese Zwecke steht das Collage Gather Top auf meiner Nähliste. Aber vermutlich erst nächste Sommersaison.

  3. Dein Top ist umwerfend, es steht Dir klasse und Du hast den Schnitt perfekt umgesetzt. Das Vorderteil zu doppeln , ist definitv eine gute Idee, vor allem bei weißen, durchscheinenden Stoffen.

    Viele Grüße,

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