Monday, June 29, 2015

mae's bluebird top

As most of you know, Kids Clothes Week took place last week.  Although I didn't quite sew an hour each day, I did take some time on Friday and Saturday to draft and sew this little top, which Mae calls her bluebird shirt :)

There are couple of little tweaks I want to make to the pattern before I sew another version, but I actually love it as it is right now!  In fact, I'm actually looking forward to sewing the pattern again.  And the last time I wanted to repeatedly sew a pattern that I drafted was the Izzy Top, so it's been a while!

The Bluebird Park fabric line by Moda (used here as well) is one of my all time favorites!  The prints go really well with simple feminine pattern designs.  I still have one more print with little yellow bunnies which I think I might use for the next version of this top. 

Here's a little closer picture of the back, since it's kind of hard to see in the full length picture.  The only problem that I can see is that I'm going to have to use a lot more sunscreen when Mae goes outside since she normally wears tops that cover a bit more ;)

I'm really happy with the inside of the top!  I used french seams on the sides and the bodice seam is fully enclosed, so it looks almost as nice on the inside as it does on the outside :)

Top - Bluebird Park by Moda
Lining - white poplin
Shorts - Blog post here


  1. Very cute! I like how you created the racer-back with the thin bias strips. I'd definitely make one of these for my daughter!

  2. LOVE! That is a really great design and I love it in that fabric. I think my girl is the same age and size as yours if you feel like sharing. Really you should be selling this. Still love your Izzy too. I made a hacked version a month or so ago in fact.

  3. Sweet little top! I love the breezy design and the fabric is just perfect. So cute!!

  4. This is so cute - I would love to make this!!! But could you please help me? I can't find the pattern ...
    Thank you so much!

    1. There is no pattern yet ... hopefully soon!

    2. Thanks for the answer - can't wait til it comes :)