Are you gearing up for back to school outfits? Here's a pattern for you to get a head start on your fall wardrobe. (The entire pattern collection of Patterns for Pirates can be found here or here.)
The High Low Tide Top is a knit top for girls in size 3 mos. - 14 years. Two sleeve lengths (mid and long), and two options to finish the sleeve (ruffled or cuffs).
There are 15 pages to print, color coded with cutting guide for cuffs and ruffles included on a pattern piece. The pages for pattern pieces line up on top of each other -- no need to cut while assembling the pages.
I found the pattern easy to assemble and the sewing instructions clear and easy to follow. It was fun and a pleasure to sew up quick top for my little model matey, Fiona. Isn't she adorable!
I found this Fashion Knit on the Hancock Fabrics clearance tables at 60% off, plus I had a 15% off my total purchase coupon! For the size 8 shown in this post, I purchased 1 1/2 yards.
I used my ruffler foot to gather the hi-lo portion of the the top. Its just so much easier now that I know how to adjust my ruffler foot. I bought the Bernina foot for my Bernina Sewing Machine. I did not want to take the chance with a bargain foot. It was worth the money!
For the neckline binding, I used a Girl Charlee knit ponte de roma with spandex that I had in my stash. (you can find it here)
I usually mark my quarters with an iron instead of a pin or marker when its a neckline.
Lined up perfectly!
And Fiona said, "I think its Pretty!!"
Get your copy in the Patterns for Pirates Etsy Shop or the Crafty Shop. Enjoy!
PS: The Mannequin used in this post is reviewed here and includes a link to purchase the pattern.