Friday, April 20, 2012

Ruffle neck dress turned top

I hadn't even finished making Lucy's dress when I decided I would have to make one for Boo's, too and

started picking out fabrics for it right away.

I thought this retro cherries would be perfect, but didn't have enough for the dress~ that's when it turned into a top... which I love!!!


I kinda want one for myself.... not kidding.

I did the rolled hem on the ruffles again because I love a rolled hem in contrast thread, 
and put the ruffle on with my ruffler  which made this really quick to put together.

The only adjustments I made to the pattern was to bind the underarms with bias tape instead of turning the hem under. It's funny... I used to HATE bias tape. I mean, if the pattern had bound edges like that... I just quit. Now I love it. Weird.

I made her these little capri's, too, by chopping off some jeans that were too short and adding the ruffles to the bottom. I used my ruffler foot, but shouldn't of. The ruffles are not as gathered as I'd like them to be... but still, they're cute. 

Still my favorite thing is the sash. I love little bows on girl's. 


I wouldn't mind if every garment in their closet had a bow in the back. It's just classically cute.

And boy, she thinks she's cute, too. 
This kid is so funny. 


Showing off her magnetic earrings and telling me that if Aunt Megan was her Mom that they'd be real.
I know. 
I know Boos.

I'm gonna pull my hair out trying to get this girl to stay little. She is in such a hurry to be a woman.... sigh.

Don't forget to enter the give-a-way to win this pattern. 
You HAVE to comment on yesterday's post, though!

But comment on this post, too. It makes me feel good. :0
It's kinda sad when you only get comments from give-a-ways. :c


23 comments:

Ellie Inspired said...

This one is so cute!! I like it as a top a lot and the cherry print is perfect for it. I would love one like that for myself too! Great job!

jellaan said...

Love the way this top turned out! I really need to get a copy of this pattern!!

Maybe one of you girls needs to put together a women's pattern for a top/dress just like this!! Laura? Nicole? :)

IkesMama said...

So cute Nicole!! She has grown up a lot recently, beautiful girl in a beautiful outfit. Good Job! :-) I'm going to have to look at that pattern, doesn't look too difficult.

IkesMama said...

So cute Nicole!! She has grown up a lot recently, beautiful girl in a beautiful outfit. Good Job! :-) I'm going to have to look at that pattern, doesn't look too difficult.

Colleen said...

the top turned out really cute. love it!

Schmoodles Boutique said...

Very Cute!!

Sheila said...

I think I like this as a top even better than a dress!! The cherries are adorable!

Stacey said...

This is so adorable!!! I have always loved cherry prints! Such a cute top :)

Mrs.Fitz said...

Both the dress and the top turned out beautifully! I can't wait to see you all in June!!!

mary said...

It's so cute as a top and your daughter is really cute too. Great job on the outfit.

Rosieq said...

I need to practice up on those rolled hems...Looks so great. So, pretty with the fabric and trims.

daniKate designs said...

I would have commented anyways--this top is too cute. I think this is one of my favorites that I've seen you make (which is saying something, because you sew so many cute clothes).
If I don't win the pattern, I'm going to have to buy it...I hope designers realize what a good advertiser you are for them!

Shannon H said...

Ella is so pretty in her new mama made outfit!! Love the fabric. I need to buy this pattern if I don't win :)

Angie said...

Such a cute dress on an adorable sweetie!!

Gayle said...

I adore this!! You need to "pin" this over at pintrest, it would get lots of pins I am sure.

Amanda said...

Wow! That is a very cute top! I love the cherries. My mother-in-law has just started to teach me how to sew. I have a baby girl that I hope to make outfits like this someday for her. :)

jazzo said...

Waaaa....I want one for myself too! I love the fabric. And your sweet Ella is such a beautiful child. Love this top and I can see many more in your future. I would like to see one for you too!

Michelle said...

This is adorable as a top! Ella always looks do adorable. Gorgeous work!

ShirleyC said...

It's adorable! Just put a brick on her head! She's growing up so fast!

Countrymom said...

Cute pattern and a super cute little model. Would love to add this to my pattern collection.

Amanda S. said...

Sooooooo cute! Love the red and white together!

Sew Sweet by Beth said...

This has to be one of the cutest tops I have seen! I just love it! You are very talented at matching fabrics to make the perfect outfit.

beth said...

Cute, cute, cute! Naturally.