A Summer top for F!

Although the god weather seems to be something that won’t come anytime soon, I can’t think of anything else but warm temperatures and my sewing is going along with my mood.

Recently F asked me to make her dresses and I am working on that too, but for now I made her a top that I know it will be worn a lot, paired with shorts to play freely during the hot days in Portugal (or I hope so). A while ago I took advantage of a paper patterns sale and bought quite a few for me, similarly I couldn’t resist to this one for the girls!

The pattern is the B4176 from Butterick and it has a few options for top, dress (both with or without short sleeve), shorts and pants, but my interest were the tops and dresses options, so I made the option A, a top with short sleeves.

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For F, I made a size 6 without changes to the pattern. The length is good and the width might be a little large, however that is only because F’s measurements are several sizes below, there is nothing wrong with the pattern. 😉

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The only things I changed were in the construction and even then just for personal preferences, like using French seams or using a hook and eye fastener, because I forgot to sew the elastic and they keep breaking the thread loops I make (most likely I’m making them wrong!).

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No need to say that what caught my attention were the inverted pleats at the front! The fabric doesn’t show them very well, but I love the way it makes the top drape.

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The fabric I used is a Swiss dot cotton that I particularly like for having the dots in a different colour which I bought here.

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Just in case you wonder, Teddy had to be in the photos!! I’m finding this age funny, when they start to like more grown up things and saying that some other things are babyish but they still love their Teddies…

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Hope you all had a lovely Easter! 🙂