Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DIY Girl's Shirt: The Izzy Top

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I decided a couple of days ago to start sewing my daughter's Spring and Summer wardrobe.  January and February can be very loooong and cold months around here, so anything that helps to feel like Spring is getting closer is a major plus!

The first thing I made was this perfect little top for PiePie.  I am so in love with this pattern that I currently have 7 more cut out and waiting to be sewn up!


The fabric I used for this one is actually an old bed sheet! (Pattern details and review are at the very bottom of this post).


Doesn't she look adorably happy in her new shirt? I made the pants she's wearing too and posted about them here.















I made the top slightly longer than the pattern called for just to make sure it didn't end up too short.  PiePie typically wears 3T width and 4T length for most clothing. 






Pretty nice old bed sheet, eh?




I think she likes it.










Here's a closer view of the bodice.  I chose to top stitch around the neckline and sleeves even though the pattern didn't call for it. 












 I used the original sheet top as the hem for this shirt so that I wouldn't have to hem it.




Here's a view of the back.







I used my favorite snaps instead of a button.







Surprise!!  I made one for baby sister too!   I wanted to get a photo on her as well, but she wasn't very cooperative during the photo shoot.







Pattern Details & Review:

The pattern I used to make these tops is the Izzy Top pattern by Climbing the Willow.  Not only does this pattern create a ridiculously cute top, but it is very easy to sew and it is FREE!  Yes, that's right, free and it comes in sizes 18m-5.

I highly recommend this pattern to anyone and everyone.  It is definitely a project that a beginner can accomplish and be proud of.




30 comments:

  1. Your daughter and the top are both adorable! Thanks for the lovely review :)

    Teri Olson
    www.climbingthewillow.com

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    1. Hi Teri! Nice to 'meet' you! I'm so in love with this pattern! I'm working on 7 more for PiePie right now assembly line style!

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  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! Your workmanship is impeccable

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    1. Thank you Zura! What a nice compliment.

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  3. Very cute! I like the extra topstitching - will have to do that on my version.

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  4. Very cute top. I printed out the pattern myself, and plan to sew a 5t for my granddaughter.
    Deborah
    sewmuchtogive.blogspot

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  5. Beautifully done! Gosh that is so sweet.

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  6. These little tops are adorable! I love that you made one for baby sister, too. Using those pretty sheets was a wonderful idea. I know that they are so soft and comfortable to wear. Thank you for giving the link to the free pattern. I can see me making a couple in the near future!

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    1. Thank you! I just love up-cycling. You'll love the pattern!

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  7. I love the izzy top and these are both so precious. The sheet must have been lovely. :)

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    1. Thank you! I love the Izzy too and this sheet was meant to be made into Izzy's!

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  8. Very sweet. I think I'll be making some of those for this summer. Perfect fabric for it too.

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    1. Thanks Karly, I just love it too! So glad to have found it.

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  10. Very simple and so sweet! I love how neat your sewing is. You can see our sew along submission for this week here http://skirtfixation.com/2014/02/t-shirt-dress-outfit/

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    1. Thank you! I'm going to check yours out now.

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  11. Beautiful! I really love this fabric (old sheet :)). Well done!

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  12. Such a cute top, that fabric choice was perfect.

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  13. So pretty, Lisa! Fresh and "Springy" :-)

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    1. Thanks Vonnie! This one definitely reminds me of Spring. Hopefully Spring will arrive one of these days.

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  14. Love vintage bedsheets for fabric! And this top is adorable!!!-liZ

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  15. It looks great, and the fabric is so adorable. I love it. I am gonne get the pattern :)

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