Thursday, September 3, 2015

Climbing the Willow Izzy Top

Yesterday we went to a joint birthday party for both my neighbor's girls.  The oldest was turning 5 and the youngest 3.  I always like to make handmade presents for birthday gifts because 1. it saves me money and 2. it is fun to give a unique gift that people can't buy at the store.  For the younger girl I made the Frozen Fever Sophie dress blogged about below.  The older girl does not wear dresses and usually likes superheroes over princesses.  When I went over to their house to take their measurements I quizzed the girls on what they liked.  The oldest told me she loves Ariel because she swims (they are currently taking swimming lessons).  So, I decided to make her a top using a free pattern called Izzy from Climbing the Willow.  My original idea was to use Marvel Avengers fabric but she told me she loves Ariel so I used the new Ariel and Eric fabric from Springs Creative.

This was a super simple top to make and you can't beat a free pattern!  The directions were easy to follow too.  I made this top in a 4T and it took only 1 yard of fabric.  This pattern is perfect for a beginning seamstress because there are no set in sleeves or zipper.

The back bodice is split and there is a tab on one side that crosses over to the other side.  You can use a button/buttonhole or snap.  I choose to do a snap because it was easy and I had a snap color that matched.  I used KAM snaps on the top I made.

This morning I got a text from my neighbor and both girls were wearing the outfits that I made them to school today.  Looked like they both fit perfect too!

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