MESH QUEEN! Comino Cap Top

Once upon a time, there was a Mesh Queen. She bought all the mesh after making a bunch of Lolita Patterns and Ralph Pink dresses. She fell in love with mesh. Every time there was a mesh sale, she was there. She looked off into the distance, dreaming of mesh. She pondered the fabric she’d underline it with to make it pop. She dreamt of the see thru-e-ness of the mesh and every pattern she came across had to have the potential for mesh.

Thus, the Mesh Queen was born. She lived for a hundred years (she lived that long because she made everything with mesh) and she ruled her mesh kingdom kindly.

One day, Kitschy Coo put out the word that there was a new pattern and the Mesh Queen fell in love with it’s mesh potential. Amanda called this pattern The Comino Cap Top (and there was a dress option, too) and the Mesh Queen was happy.

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I’m wearing my Grainline Studio Moss Mini and in order to show off the mesh yoke without a bra strap showing, I went for my Panache Evie Bridal strapless. On the bra fitting, I think I need a 28 band because I bought the 30 band and after only a month I’m already on the second set of hooks. It still gives a nice round shape and doesn’t flatten me a ton. My bust apex ends up lower in my strapless bras but it’s the price I pay. And I don’t really mind it.

Here’s a pic of the strapless.


I cut a straight size 3. No alterations. I could make some in the back but honestly, it’s a knit top and I’m trying to not over fit everything I make. As you can see, I did the neck and sleeve binding but I only did a rolled hem on the bottom of the top. It works quite nicely.

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I got the mesh and this rayon jersey when Fabric Mart was having a huge sale. I bought like 5 yards of the black jersey and I don’t regret it at all.

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I got eaten by mosquitoes to bring you these photos. I hope you like them…and send me bug repellent because apparently I always forget to pick some up.

You might have seen on IG that I have two more of these tops in the works. They are very quick to make- if only I could stay off social media long enough to make them. Yeah, that’s not gonna happen. I love you guys! #sewcialists

Go pick up this pattern and play with mesh! I have some more coming in the mail thanks to my faux wife, Heather, who sent me a link to some gorgeous fabric over at Marcy Tilton. If you don’t follow Heather’s blog, you really should. She’s the queen of tutorials and drafting and just an overall amazing person.



25 thoughts on “MESH QUEEN! Comino Cap Top

  1. gilliancrafts says:

    Ahahaha – after I read the into to this post, I had to go back and check that it wasn’t Heather writing it! You guys are starting to sound alike, which is glorious and awesome. Your top is really pretty on you, and I know the other versions are too! I need to sew this up stat!

  2. CraftedbyCarrie says:

    Awesome top! After seeing the first picture I realized I totally wanted to copy you with the mesh…and then after I read you got it from FabricMart I realized I’m 95% sure I have the same mesh. So yea – imitation is the sincerest form of flattery right?!

    • Leila says:

      Totally! Do it. It’s a great top. Did you see the dress that Brooke made? It’s like my top, same mesh I think, but it’s a dress. It’s perfection.

  3. Betsy says:

    I can see why you are so thrilled about the mesh look. This looks great on you. You are looking so perky and slim ! And apparently sewing up a storm.
    OX B

    • Leila says:

      They are just showing their adoration. The minions got the day off. The monkey butler was around the corner waiting for me. Do you have a monkey butler? I highly recommend them.

  4. Amy says:

    Love it. Simple and perfect.
    I have a mini mesh stash right now too. Itching to break into it. I have a perfect spot mesh “dealer” with bargainous prices that make it hard to resist!

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