It will be released in a few days and will come in sizes Newborn-18 Tween.
This is a companion to the Woman's Asymmetrical Top(XS-5X) so you can make you and your child matching tops!! (if you are so inclined)
This little top is such a fun, unique shape, which looks awesome on. The pattern comes with a slim fit shape aswell as a not so fitted shape. You can add a band to the the bottom to make it tunic length and it is SUCH A QUICK SEW. I'm pretty sure this top only took me 30-40 minutes from cutting to hemming. I love how there are NO SLEEVES TO INSERT, it is just a front and a back and some neck ribbing.
I added the cuffs at the end of the sleeves, as my knit was so light and the ends were rolling terribly. This is not included in the pattern but is very easy to add. I measured my finished arm hole and cut a piece of cotton lycra to fit, but made it 1/2" smaller and 2" wide.
Such a perfect top for a hot summers day, this top is made from super light knit which allows for comfort and coolness while keeping shoulders and back covered.
Perfect for flower picking (we now have no daisys on our plants...till next week when we will do this all again!)
I have recently become OBSESSED with the Kymy's Dolman Top by Everything Your Mama Made. It has a huge size range, from XS - 5x plus a bonus of maternity. Oh and I have to mention, if you use the right sort of knit this top is very breastfeeding friendly.
I love how it has transformed me from a frumpy mummy to a stylish mummy within a matter of days. I now have 5 of these tops (sewn over 2 nights) and I'm not planning to stop...I will continue to make them till my whole wardrobe is full of them.
So as soon as I got this pattern, I made myself 2 and then had an idea for making a split sleeve. My first attempt wasn't too much of a success I cut off some of the sleeve to create a rounded shape and this didn't sit as well. I also hemmed the split BEFORE I joined it at the bottom, which also didnt work very well.
Right... So I made another one to try out another way of doing the split (so simple when you think about it), this one is for my sister, for her birthday. I found this really neat fabric at Morelands and knew it would look great on her straight away. (My hubby doesn't really like it, his first words were "70's!) anyway, I'm so glad I have a wee bit left as I love the colours on me too, and I will make me one with a band so tough luck if he doesn't like it :-)
So lets get on to how to make this very cute split sleeve, I assure you it is super simple.
When you sew your shoulder seams do not sew along the whole length.
Measure 2" from the neck line and put a pin.
Now measure 1 1/2" from the armhole and place a pin.
SEW ONLY FROM THE EDGE TO THE PINS.
It will now look like this.
Press the seam open like this and sew down both side.
It will now look like this.
Now carry on with the rest of the tutorial.
Now that was simple wasn't it?
I hope you have as much fun making these tops as I have.
My next idea is to lengthen to a dress...watch this space.
Today I had a heart stopping ( well actually - heart racing - moment ) Brylie (5y) has just started coming home from school on the bus...When I looked on the school bus route the closest stop was about 3 minutes drive from our house so every wed, thurs, and fri I drive there to pick her up.
well yesterday the bus was late as the new bus driver was getting taught the route and as we were driving home we saw the bus emerge out of a street that is only 50 meters from our house!!!! OH WOW I thought, that is great, Brylie can get off there and I can walk down to get her...
So...today I talked to Brylie, telling her she was getting off a the next stop, NOT at the usual one. I talked to the bus driver and I thought that all would be hunky dory!!! Well it wasn't.
I picked up Elijah from preschool, parked the car and we all walked down to the stop. They were late...again...but I knew that would be as the new bus driver was still learning the route and it was his first day by himself...finally the bus arrived...the driver got out....(oh dear - not good ) and said "the kids (on the bus) said she got off at the other stop) HEART STOPPED....
We RAN up the hill to our house, I threw the kids in the car and drove like a crazy lady to the old bus get of point....SHE WASN"T THERE!!! Heart began pounding, where was she, did she start walking home on her own (shes never done that EVER before by herself) was she "stolen by a stranger". I drove home the way that I thought she might go if she walked, looking for home, stopped in at a park on the way to see if she got distracted (as she does) no she wasnt there.
I drove the rest of the way home trying to think, what on earth was I going to do, ring school, ring husband, ring POLICE???
Thank You God, I didn't have to do any of those (well I did call the hubby to let him know what happened)
5 meters away from our drive way I saw her....getting out of a car...of a fellow student from her school...This little girl gets off at the "other" stop and her mum had noticed that I wasnt there to pick up Brylie and after about 10 minutes offered to take her home.
I hugged her SO TIGHT, I remembered, even though she drives me mad with her behaviour at times I do love her dearly and my life would not be the same without her.
I am so thankful that God was watching over her and placed that other girl and her mum at the right place to care and look after her when I wasnt there.
We have now swapped numbers....not that this will happen every again!!!! (here's praying it doesn't) and I have asked Brylie about 20 times since we got home which bus stop she is getting off at now!!