Monday, May 26, 2008

Cate's Top

I bought this pattern from an Op Shop for 50c, when I opened it I found that it had no instructions.
I have been wanting to make the little apron smock for Cate for a while, for her to wear over a long sleeved top with jeans for a casual look. Using an Amy Butler print from my stash and a matching mustard lining, I completed it in about 2 hours. (and hey, it matches the wall paper)
Cate wore it to the craft fair and looked fantastic!! Sized 5-6 years, it's quite generous on the length but perhaps a little snug on the head hole, I also attached ribbon trim for the ties instead of making fabric ones as they looked to chunky. Cate loves it so I am going to make her a few more for this winter.

8 comments:

Jane said...

It is so cute, I am wishing I had been able to have chn and thus have grandies to make some of these cute things, however I am glad to say I am really enjoying seeing them and have a grin on my face when I see them and the little body in them. Maybe it reminds me of several very happy years of teaching preps.

Leah said...

Cate's so cute! The top suits her perfectly.

ingrid said...

EEEK, this is so cute Ads! Great fabric choice too.

Helen said...

A few matching ones would look great for her cousins too, don't you think??!

PinkLizzy said...

That is adorable. The fabric suits the dress style perfectly.

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Great dress! I too love vintage patterns and have made a few dresses for my daughter. I also have found the neckholes to be quite a bit smaller than current day patterns. I always cut the neckhole larger by at least an inch or two!

AJ said...

So cute Adds.... That fabric is perfect for that top....make sure you can give it as a 'hand-me down' for when I have girls!! ;)

Boyett-Brinkley said...

This is so adorable! I haven't sewn for kids in forever, since my DD was in high school, and my first grandchild is a boy and there aren't very many boy patterns out there these days. However, we think the next one on the way is a girl and that will send me back to the sewing machine, I think.

Oh, I said it is adorable -- I meant Cate! The outfit is too.