Give fall the cold shoulder with the Georgia Top

Georgia Hack by mahlicadesigns

In a couple weeks (Dec 1st), I’ll be hosting the Creative Sewing Challenge with Blue Dot Patterns. Today, you get a sneak peak of how I altered the Georgia top pattern for the challenge.

Georgia Hack by mahlicadesigns

The Georgia is a dolman sleeve tee that has a soft look and comfy fit. I wanted to add a little bit of edge to my look by adding a cut out with cross bars.

Georgia Hack by mahlicadesigns

I won’t do a repeat of this look as I have other plans for the Georgia pattern, but next time I would make the cutout narrower. It’s gapes a little.

Georgia Hack by mahlicadesigns

I like my edgy Georgia and its a perfect transitional piece that fits in with my Core Wardrobe.

Georgia Top

I used an interlock knit from my stash that is just the right weight for fall and spring. The cutouts do make this cold all the time girl a little chilly, so it won’t see the rounds come winter.

Georgia Hack by mahlicadesigns

Get my look:

When cutting out the pattern, I simply folded down the shoulder edges of the front and back bodice pattern pieces by 2in to create a 3in finished opening. At the neck line and just above the cuff, I added inserts to cover my shoulder and hide the cuff’s seam.

Georgia cutout

I sewed and turned a long tube to create the cross bars and spaced them 2in apart measuring up from the lower insert.

Georgia cutout 2

I used a 1/2in seam allowance throughout. I pressed the serged edge of the opening to the wrong side and topstiched to keep that seam allowance in place.

Be sure you’re following me on bloglovin or by email to see what’s coming up for the Creative Sewing Challenge.

Georgia Top by mahlicadesigns

See ya next time.

18 thoughts on “Give fall the cold shoulder with the Georgia Top

  1. I love this Georgia! You are so creative…I never would’ve come up with it but it’s amazing. Your tutorial photos are great too, which isn’t always an easy task. So wonderful!!!!


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