She’s calling it the Skipper Top because Abby’s adorable like that. Also adorable?
The design of this pattern. Like its grown-up counterpart, the Skipper has all kinds of options for the sleeves, hem, neck and pockets. Also, like the Seafarer, it’s insanely quick to sew up. And in pint-size version, it takes just a little bit of fabric. So you can make a top for your toddler out of the fabric you’ve been hoarding for yourself, and still have plenty left over to continue to hoard and/or eventually make yourself something, as well!
I got to test the Skipper Top and sewed up two Skippers for Ivy. The first was this fun hound's-tooth I picked up at SAS during Fabric Weekend 2013.
The second was made using some fab striped knit from Girl Charlee.
I love the little heart pockets.
I sewed the 12-18 month size for Ives (pattern ranges from 6 months to 10 years). This is the size she’s wearing in RTW, and the fit of the Skipper is right on.
Check out Ivy working the pose.
The doll Ivy is holding is her Ruby Lou Doll, another pattern from Sew Much Ado.
I’m hoping by kissing-up to Abby by using Ruby Lou in a shoot, she’ll continue to allow me to sew her awesome patterns.
In conclusion, that Abby is one talented pattern designer and I completely recommend the Skipper Top Pattern for all your easy-to-sew-cute-and-quick-results-6mo-to-10yr-girl-top-sewing needs.
The Skipper Top is available HERE