Happenings of my daily life....as a mother, business owner, and stay at home mom!

September 9, 2010

Amelia Top

I just purchased two new patterns this past week from Etsy. The first was the Amelia top. I LOVE. LOVE. LOVE the way this turned out!!

It was pretty easy to sew (a few pattern issues, but they are getting straightened out). I did the 5T size (although she could fit in the 4T one just fine). I did a few things different.
1)  I used bias tape for the under arm parts (the tutorial says to just fold it over twice and top stitch).
2)  I also used my serger as much as I could (instead of finishing the edges with a zigzag stitch).
3)  I also used snaps instead of buttons. I just purchased a snap pliers and this is the second time I've used them....so long button holes!! ;)
4) Lastly, I added about 2.5 inches to the bottom to make it longer. 

It went together really fast (well as fast as it could with two kiddos that weren't to happy).

I purchased the fabric from Walmart about a year ago for $1 (before they upped the price on their clearance fabric to $1.50). I am however happy that we still have a fabric section in a couple of the Walmarts nearby!!

On to some pictures!!

First up: the overall look of the shirt

 A closer look at the top
 The hem line

Just because she's silly

I definitely see more of these in my future!

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