Delilah Top for Ladies from Golden Rippy- A Review & Giveaway!


Delilah TopI am delighted to be part of the Golden Rippy Delilah Top for Ladies Pattern Blog Tour! Rachel has designed a versatile, easy-to-make top pattern with your choice of built-in half or short sleeves. Embellish your top with a bow, flowers or leave it plain. You can go from casual to dressy with this one pattern by switching up fabrics and embellishments.

In my new Delilah top, getting a little work done in the studio.

In my new Delilah top, getting a little work done in the studio.

I spend most of my time designing and sewing for my grandkids and my dogs, but I don’t often design for adults or sew for myself, so when this opportunity came along, I jumped at the chance to do a little self-care sewing along with a pattern review.

My style is pretty casual, so I went with a simple, green, half-sleeve top (no embellishments). I also grabbed some colorful fabric from the bargain bin to sew up a quick scarf as a lovely accessory to my tee.

Neck band detail

Neck band detail

I did a quick read-through of the pattern, which I found to be very thorough and easy to follow. The pattern pieces printed out and assembled perfectly! I love that Rachel has the cutting chart for the bands on the pattern piece. I do this on all my patterns {that have cutting charts} because I think it is so convenient. Obviously the saying “Great minds think alike” applies here!

The cutting and sewing didn’t take long. I think I had about an hour total in the whole thing. I love the end result, the fit was great and this is just such a comfortable top! It’s pretty hot here now, but I did the longer sleeve so I can wear this top through the fall.

Delilah topDon’t you think it would look fabulous with some leggings and boots? I’ll have to post pics of that later on the Stitchwerx Facebook Page as it is just too darn hot here right now to do a photoshoot of that!

Now For the Good Stuff-The Giveaway!

(Yes, there is a Giveaway and here are the deets:)
Prize Package & Rules
Two winners will each win:
* 2 Patterns of your choice from Golden Rippy

The Contest Rules:
You must be 18 to enter.
You can gain entries by entering the Rafflecopter Prompts.
Giveaway ends: 8/6/14 at midnight PST.
Two winners will be chosen and announced on 8/7/14.

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To purchase your very own Delilah Ladies Top pattern, stop by the Golden Rippy Shop. Rachel also has a delightful blog, which you can find at Golden Rippy Blog. Facebook users can follow her at the Golden Rippy Facebook Fan Page.

Blog Tour

Don’t miss all the stops of the Delilah Ladies Top Pattern Tour!
Monday- July 28
A Vision To Remember
Fabulous Home Sewn
Amanda Rose
Tuesday- July 29
Friends Stitched Together
Cozy Cape Cottage
Gracious Threads
Wednesday- July 30
GYCT Designs
The Sewing Geek
Sprouting JubeJube
Thursday- July 31
My Taylor Made
Mimi’s Mom
Rebel & Malice
Friday- Aug 1
Stitchwerx Designs
E-beth Designs
Saturday- Aug 2
Growing Family 1
Marmalade Forest
Ali Cat & Co
Sunday- Aug 3
Made by Sara
From a Box
Crooked Whimsy
Monday- Aug 4
Daisy Chain Creations
Knot Sew Normal
Lulu & Celeste
Tuesday- Aug 5
Mae & K
The Crazy Tailor
Blogs Like A Mother
Wednesday- Aug 6
Bebe Lambs
Lady and the Gents

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Ainsley & Aiden Collection-Baby Suite I Blog Tour Day Five


Our Final Day of the Baby Suite I Blog Tour

We are on our final day of the Baby Suite I Blog Tour with some talented and amazing ladies! Day Five Blog Tour stops at Stitch and Bake, Shaffer Sisters and The Life of a Compulsive Crafter. I am excited to have each of these ladies share their creations and reviews of the Ainsley and Aiden Collection, Baby Suite I patterns. See the full BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE at the end of this post.Blog Tour Day Five

Dina at Stitch and Bake has some fun with these Roly Poly pants!Stitch and Bake Roly Poly pantsThe Shaffer Sisters came up with some marvelous variations!Shaffer SistersA bit of Upcycling from The Life of a Compulsive Crafter!Compulsive Crafter Bodysuit


BABY SUITE I can be purchased as a Bundle for Only $18.75 ($25 value sold separately). today through Friday, June 20, (midnight, EDT). After the sale, all patterns will be available for purchase individually and as a bundle in the Stitchwerx Designs Etsy Shop.


Ainsley & Aiden Baby Suite IThere are four patterns in the Ainsley & Aiden Collection, Baby Suite I: #S115 Bitty Beetle Bodysuit, Tee & Gown pattern, #S117 Comfy Caterpillar Easy Knit Pants, #S118 Roly Poly Lined Pants, and #S120 Tiddly Wink Toppers.

The Bitty Beetle, Comfy Caterpillar & Tiddly Wink Toppers patterns all include a special bonus section with tips for sewing knits without a serger.

The Bitty Beetle and Comfy Caterpillar patterns also have a bonus “Faux Coverstitch Quick Tutorial”. You do not need a serger to sew any of the garments included in this suite of patterns.


To help celebrate the BABY SUITE I pattern release, Stitchwerx is giving away this lovely prize package:

The Contest Rules:
You must be 18 to enter.
You can gain entries by entering the Rafflecopter Prompts.
Giveaway ends: 6/20/14 at midnight EDT.
One winner will be chosen and announced on 6/21/14.

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Pattern Revolution Rebekah Sews
Mama Says Sew Lulu & Celeste
The Berry Bunch Gloria June
Begin With B
Once Upon a Sewing Machine Golden Rippy
Feather’s Flights The Life of Jennifer Dawn
Pattern Nut Friends Stitched Together
Stitch and Bake
Shaffer Sisters
The Life of a Compulsive Crafter

Thanks for following the BABY SUITE I BLOG TOUR! Follow Stitchwerx Designs on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and promotions. Stop by the Stitchwerx Designs Etsy Shop to purchase patterns.

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