Baby Tops Roundup

Over the past few months I’ve attempted to make some tops for my baby.  Things got in the way though (like moving, sheesh!), and I’ve finally gotten back to finishing these tops.  Soooo, I’m sharing all of them here today because it’s Fall, and unfortunately these tops are all summer tops, so we’re running out of warm weather!  But…she can still wear them with a cardi  🙂Beth Pinafore FrontHere’s the first top I actually began before she was born.  It’s a March Sisters Pattern called the Beth Pinafore.  It has a cute lace detail at the bottom that is super simple yet adds girlie factor.Lace DetailHere’s the back. I learned a new way to knit straps in garter stitch (I did not do it here as you can tell by the bumpy edges) that would make them nice and neat.  You just slip the first stitch of every row!  So simple!  I wish I would’ve done that here, but alas I didn’t know it then.Beth Pinafore BackI added cute vintage buttons.  I love the detail on these too.  They were from my great grandmother Ringa’s stash that I inherited.  Button DetailNext is Made By Rae‘s Geranium Dress pattern.  I made a couple of them, one with faux cap sleeves and the other with no sleeves.Polka Dot Dress FrontI added grosgrain ribbon trim and a cute little bow to the first one (note to self, take better pictures).  Bow tutorial is from maker*land.  I really enjoy her tutorials.  She has one for the cutest little crown too.  The polka dot fabric is a remnant from Britex Fabrics in San Francisco, which didn’t have any selvage ends.  The horseshoe fabric is Michael Miller’s Horseshoes Red.  I actually ordered the fabric for a handbag and had plenty leftover for this little top.Bow DetailAnd here’s the back with my little one inside 🙂

Polka Dot Dress Back

The next top is sleeveless.  I left it very simple since she mostly wears bibs.  The fabric is Briar Rose Strawberries designed my Heather Ross.  I LOVE her Briar Rose series, and I have more projects in this fabric too.  So darling!  The light pink fabric is a light woven fabric from Discount Fabrics in San Francisco.

Strawberry Dress Front And the back…

Strawberry Dress BackAnd here she is wearing it.  I think if I were to make this again for her, I would lower the neckline.  It seemed to hug her neck a little tightly and she kept tugging at it.

Strawberry Dress on BabyThis final top, pretty much a dress, is a mashup of the New Look 0953 from this post and the bottom of the Pretty Easy Sundress by Craftiness is Not Optional.New Look Hack Dress FrontI fell in love with this fabric also from Discount Fabrics.  It’s a light yellow, and the type of fabric is completely leaving me, but it has the little raised bumps.  It’s slightly sheer, so I lined the bodice, but not the straps or skirt.  New Look Hack Dress BackI added piping and matching buttons.  A very simple and quick sew.  I just love the straps!

Enough tops already!  I’m excited for tomorrow because I’m going to Discount Fabrics to select fabric for my Vogue 1419 Ralph Rucci coatBig decisions!  That and I’m having tea with my lovely friend Amy at Lovejoys.

Happy crafting everyone!

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