Today I’m going to share the newly released Jade’s Crop Top by Snuggle My Baby Patterns. This is a deceptively simple, stylish and versatile garment for girls aged 2T-16 years. The top is designed to be made with woven fabrics and is a great piece for sunny days, or for layering as the weather changes.
The main features of the top are the dramatic high-low hemline and the super cute sleeves. There are two sleeve options with this pattern, I used the fairy wing sleeve, but there is also a really cute tulip sleeve.
The back has a cute cut-out with self-fabric ties.
Okay, so I made this top for Mathilda in a size 8 with no modifications. Mathilda wears a size 8 in RTW, so this is a perfect match for RTW sizing.
The front is designed as a crop-top, while the back scoops down quite low in a graceful curve. As I mentioned above, there are two sleeve options, both sleeves are fully lined. This is the fairy wing sleeve which has a gorgeous flutter shape and overlap at the shoulder.
The top fastens at the back neck, with ties.
The entire hem, and the neckline, including the ties are finished with bias binding.
I used purchased bias binding, which I attached using this very clever presser foot attachment:
I’ve seen these on Facebook quite a lot recently, and I bought this one quite a while ago. I didn’t buy the slightly expensive brand name one though, this is a cheapie bought directly from China, and it worked a treat!
This was my first time using the foot, it was easy to make the right adjustments for everything to perfectly line up, and I ended up with the best ever binding finish that I’ve done, this foot was definitely a worth-while purchase. I would have greatly appreciated it when I made the Lily’s Petal Skirt last year.
This is the same fabric that I used for Veronica’s Jumper Dress earlier this year. This is a printed cotton poplin from Spotlight, and it was perfect for this top.
The sleeves are lined with the remaining coordinates from that dress also, I didn’t have enough to do both sleeves, so one sleeve is lined with the lavender, and the other with the dark pink, but I think it works for Mathilda.
Creating the Outfit
Mathilda has a unique sense of style, my husband says that she reminds him of Punky Brewster (google that if you’re too young to remember). So, naturally, a pair of pants that are equally unique was required to coordinate with the Jade’s Crop Top.
The fabric is a generic quilting cotton that I found in the remnant bin at Spotlight, I liked the colour and quilting cotton is quite good for lightweight pants. I used some shiny vintage buttons to complete the look.
These two patterns work so well together, and there are so many options to mix and match and create entirely different outfits. Add to that a layering tee, like we did for this photo shoot, and its a different look again.
The Pattern Details
Jade’s Crop Top is available to purchase directly from Snuggle My Baby Patterns.
It comes in sizes 2T-16 years.
It is currently at an introductory price of only US$5! But you need to hurry as it will go up to its regular price after tomorrow.
Ch- Ch- Changes Blog Tour
As the first day of the month, this is the first stop on Sewing by Ti’s May Blog Tour – Ch-Ch-Changes. This month is all about transitions transitions. In my case, its from Summer into Autumn, for those in the northern hemisphere its from Spring to Summer, but it might be a transition from casual to work or casual to formal. Make sure to visit each of these awesome bloggers throughout the month of May:
Thanks for reading!