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This top has fabulous vintage-style appeal, and now you can make one for your little girl, or a dozen for all the girls in the neighborhood. The top features a rounded yoke at the neck, button shoulders and contrast band at hem. Choose your favorite two fabrics, and get to sewing! This is the top she'll wear all Summer, and love it so much she'll wear it through the Winter layered over a white tee and jeans. This pattern includes instructions for sizes 2 through 7, with options for lengthening top into dress if desired.
My intent with this pattern is to make sewing stylish children's clothing more accessible to those who are newer to sewing. In this tutorial, the photographs take you through the construction step-by-step, and the directions are written in plain language that is easy to understand. My goal is that you have a pleasant sewing experience, and end up with a garment you'll be proud to have your child wear.
17 pages of step-by-step instructions, over 50 instructional photographs, and a 6 page pattern supplement.
What you’ll need:
- main fabric – ½ yard lightweight woven cotton
- Dress for size 4-5 and 6-7 requires 2/3 yard main fabric.
- contrast fabric – ½ yard lightweight woven cotton
- fusible interfacing – just a tad, about 1 inch by 10 inches
- four buttons (I use 5/8” size)
I purchased this pattern YEARS ago when it was brand new and STILL absolutely LOVE it. I have made it as both a top and dress and love it in either variation. Easy to follow directions and a beautiful finished product. <3
I have made several of these little dresses. easy to follow instructions.
Very Cute and Easy to make!
Very easy pattern and is so cute on!
ADORABLE and easy to make!!! Easy to follow instructions!!!
SIMPLY ADORABLE!!!! MUST HAVE
Such fun combinations are possible. Thanks for the fun and easy to follow instructions!
Cute top for my girls ages 2 and 9. Easy to understand instructions.
Cute design and easy to put together!
Easy to put together.
love this pattern
Super cute pattern, easy and fun to make!!! Looking forward to making more!
I have made this pattern several times. This is very easy to follow and always get many compliments.
A super easy pattern to use!
Absolutely beautiful. Used Amy Butler fabrics and it immediately became my favorite top in my daughters wardrobe!
So cute! I love making these with different fabric combinations, makes such a cute, light top for the summer. Very easy to follow directions.
This was so easy to make. I am going to make a couple more. The instructions are very easy to follow. Not like some. Keep the great patterns coming.
Cute and easy!!!
Great top or dress.
Love, love, love this pattern! Super easy and super cute! I made a dress for my niece and have another cut out and ready to sew!
Fantastic pattern - I bought it in both sizes!! :) Thank you!!
This is a great pattern. Easy to make, excellent instructions and great style. Looks adorable on.
I love this pattern. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. It can be worn a long time, first as a dress, then a tunic and then a top. Very good pattern.
PATTERN IS ADORABLE. EASY TO PUT TOGETHER.
Love this pattern. I have used it several times already!
Cute dress and very simple to make.
Made this as a knock off for an expensive brand name kids clothing dress, from their holiday line. Not only did I save $40, But people couldn't tell the difference!! I was thrilled :)
I can't wait to make more.
Comes together with ease. Love that I can mix and match fabrics.
love wish you'd up the size to a 10/12!! my daughter is growing and still loves this style top!!
I loved this pattern. It was easy to follow and turned out so cute. I love that you can use it for a shirt or a dress
This this Classic Style and Thanks for the Great instructions made and tunics!
Fast and easy summer top or dress.
very easy pattern and great dress.
I have made 2 tops and 4 dresses. Easy to follow and versatile pattern. Use corduroy for winter dresses/shirts and cotton for summer. With sizes 2-7 you can use it for many years.
Cute pattern! Does it come in adult sizes ;-)
I love this pattern, I made a dress and a top already and I just finished cutting another one because my daughter loved it so much. I'm thinking of making a corduroy version for winter!
Love this top! Always gets compliments!
This was a wonderful pattern. There are so many ways this little top/dress can be worn. If only there was a pattern for me.
This was a great patter. Very easy to foll and went together perfect.
Very clear instructions. I love these in the summer for birthday gifts- adorable and too cute to add a monogram along the bottom
Great pattern. Love the style.
I love this pattern! It turned out great and my daughter loved it too. I really like the uniqueness of it.
My daughter wore this as a dress and then as a top as she got taller and now it has been handed down to a younger cousin. We always receive compliments with this pattern, cute and classic. Nice, thorough instructions.
This looks hard, but it is really a very fast and easy top. That reminds me - it is time to make another one.
Oh wow! I had forgotten about this pattern until I ran across a top I had made for my daughter. I love the round neck top and sundress. Now I know what I am going to do with that new fabric. This is a fantastic pattern with great instructions.
Great top pattern! Easy to make!
Cutest top in the world my daughter loves wearing it and I really enjoyed making it
I've lost count how many of these I have made for my granddaughters! They (and their moms) just love them. And yes, they do continue to wear them as tops prolonging their use for another year or two! Easy to put together too.
Such a terrific pattern! I had bought and tried another round neck pattern from another designer and it didn't fit at all but this one turned out lovely - Used three times alreasy and i can't wait to use it again :o)
Cute and easy to follow!
Fabulous top and dress. So versatile. Would love to see this in larger sizes.s
Very cute and easy to make!!
This top turned out really cute. I didn't have any problems following the pattern.
Have made several in top and dress length this makes the perfect top or dress for Spring and Summer! Very easy to follow~
Absolutely the cutest dress pattern. Very easy to follow!!
Pattern was very easy to follow! I made a few tops and a couple of dresses from this pattern and my girls love them!
Very cute top and easy to make. I've gotten so many compliments on the ones I've made and I will continue to make them!
This is a great pattern. The instructions are clear, and you can achieve different looks with different fabrics.
A terrific pattern! I had brought and tried another round neck pattern from another designer and it didn't fit at all but this one turned out lovely and I can't wait to use it again :)
I am always looking for an excellent pattern, but not time consuming since I make 4 at a time for our 4 precious girls! Great job - love the versatility!
I adore this pattern! So easy to make a top or dress. Simple pattern, lots of photos!
This is one of my fave patterns. The round neck top is simple to make but oh-so-cute. My daughter always gets compliments when she wears a top made from this pattern.
I have made many of these as tops & dresses & I would definitely recommend this pattern. The instructions are easy to follow and the tops always turn out so cute.
I have made TONS of these. They are so sweet and easy to make.
This turned out so cute. The neckline was tricky the first time but after that I was hooked. Ive used it to make tops and dresses.
One of my favourites. Love the classic vintage style and the ease with which it went together!
This was very easy to make. I made it in soft fabrics and my daughter wore it as a nightgown in the summer. I'd love this in an adult size, too!
This pattern was the second top I had ever sewn. I love it and it's sized such that my daughter was able to wear it for several years. Absolutely one of my favorites.
Gorgeous dress and pattern. Looks so cute!
The round neck was a little tricky but I just took it slow. I can see my little girl wearing her dress and then as a top later.
I will be making several of these. The instructions and pattern are fantastic. It looks great with all kinds of fabrics and there are so many ways you can personalize and embellish!
I just LOVE this dress! The pattern and instructions were easy to follow and it gives fabulous results! Everyone wants me to make them one! My only problem is it doesn't go down to teeny baby sizes (and I'll have to use my brain to draft it). Thankyou!
This is the best pattern I have bought on this site. The directions are simple and clear. I loved it I wish you had more ofher patterns:)
This pattern was super easy and turned out so cute. I made 2 at the same time and plan to make several more for the spring/summer. I had made a pattern similar to this using a commercial pattern last year and although it also turned out cute, she outgrew the pattern this year. With this pattern, you get several sizes for the same price as one size with the commercial patterns. Also, this one was a little easier to make and I love how you can use a rotary cutter to cut some parts out (makes it so fast). It fits very well and looks cute.
I, bought this pattern hoping it would be easier than a similar commercial one I bought and made with a zipper(yuck). I have to say I was very happy. I have made it several times now and in several sizes. Everybody wants one, so I make them for gifts. I have a whole bunch of material ready to make more. Thanks for the pattern.
Makes a beautiful top or dress I really recommend this pattern and its easy.
This was a dream to make. I have had many comments on how sweet my little girl looks. I plan to make a dress with this pattern next. Making the round next may take just a wee bit of practice for a newbie beginner but I will guarantee you by the second or third one it will look like it came out of some fab children's boutique. More patterns please ;-)
I am very new to sewing clothes despite sewing diapers for a while now. This pattern is very easy to understand! There are fantastic instructions and sew a long pictures. I made a dress for my best friend's little girl and everyone loved how it turned out! Thank you!!! I can't wait to make more!
GREAT pattern. easy to follow directions, with photos to help. Excellent Value. Made the cutest top for my daughter and plan on making more. With the extra sizes included i'll also be able to make one for my niece.
Great pattern! Well drafted, true to size, and very clear instructions. The finished product looks great and is so quick and easy. I have many more planned!!
i LOVED this pattern...i have made several shirts for my daughter... she loves them too! Highly recommend!!! well written and easy to follow!!!!
Easy directions to follow. Well written pattern. Thank you!
I loved using this pattern. It was easy to understand and had lots of pictures. I plan on using many more times.
This is an awesome and easy pattern! Highly recommend!
I love the round neck look! I purchased this pattern yesterday knowing that my baby isn't big enough yet and really not sure if the pattern would be big for my 8 year old. Boy, am I glad I did. The top I made for my 8 year old fits just fine and turned out so pretty. I'll submit a picture soon. The directions and pictures were easy to understand. I'm looking forward to making many more of these for my daughters and neices. Great pattern... I highly recommend.
This pattern is so easy to follow. It makes the cutest tops and dresses. I've already made 3 things for my daughter and I plan on making many more. Thanks for a great pattern.
This was one of the easiest patterns to follow, lots of pictures and great directions. I have made 2 tops and plan on making a dress. very versatile. highly recommend this pattern, great for beginners.
This makes an adorable top/dress! The instructions were very concise and clear. There were also lots of pointers included that I will apply to other sewing projects. Keep the good patterns coming...I would love this in my size!!
This pattern is for use only by the purchaser. Individual garments made using this pattern may be sold by independent seamstresses. Not for mass production.