Abby at Sew Much Ado just released her kid-size version of the Seafarer Top. She’s calling it the Skipper Top because Abby’s adorable like that. Also adorable? The design of this pattern. Like its grown-up counterpart, the Skipper has all kinds of options for the sleeves, hem, neck and pockets. Also, like the Seafarer, it’s insanely quick to sew up. And in pint-size version, it takes just a little bit of fabric. So you can make a top for your toddler out of the fabric you’ve been hoarding for yourself, and still have plenty left over to continue to hoard and/or eventually make yourself something, as well!
I got to test the Skipper Top and sewed up two Skippers for Ivy. The first was this fun hound’s-tooth I picked up at SAS during Fabric Weekend 2013.
The second was made using some fab striped knit from Girl Charlee.
I sewed the 12-18 month size for Ives (pattern ranges from 6 months to 10 years). This is the size she’s wearing in RTW, and the fit of the Skipper is right on.
I’m hoping by kissing-up to Abby by using Ruby Lou in a shoot, she’ll continue to allow me to sew her awesome patterns.
In conclusion, that Abby is one talented pattern designer and I completely recommend the Skipper Top Pattern for all your easy-to-sew-cute-and-quick-results-6mo-to-10yr-girl-top-sewing needs.
The Skipper Top is available HERE