Available in sizes 6mo to size 8.
Four sleeve options: long, short, flutter, and sleeveless
Two length options: shirt or dress (with or without sash)
This is a great beginner pattern - no buttons, no zippers.
The neckline is the only curved part to sew.
Cutting + sewing for the tunic took under an hour.
GYCT is breaking into the PDF clothing world with some great beginner patterns with easy to follow directions and LOTS of pictures for the visual learners. If you get a chance to check out her blog too, there are some great organizing tips there!
For the first couple tops, I went with some beach-y themed prints... Mermaids for Inara and some RB Pirates for Connor.
This pattern went through two extensive rounds of testing to get the fit just right, and I think Chelsea has nailed it. Patterns for woven fabrics that slip over the head are hard to fit, and I was amazed at all the great testers who happily made more than one of these as the pattern evolved.
|Does the beach not totally go with this shirt??|
|Don't mind the mess - he loves water beads|
The top is recommended for woven fabrics, but I whipped a quick knit one up in this cute Pacman Knit from Sweet N' Charmed Fabrics, and it works quite well in knit too!
|Don't mind the terrible pic - we were at LiveYers|
In round two, I decided to whip up a short sleeved on for Inara, since she complains so much about long sleeves - and used this gorgeous Michael Miller from Lori's Country Corner.
And Connor got a more boyish bug fabric print (also Michael Miller)...
He wouldn't put the phone down, but don't you love that little face <3
This whole testing experience was fun and the kids have some great new spring tops to wear - I think I'll make up a dress with flutter sleeves for Inara when I have some more time. The tester pics of those were WAY cute. Keep your eyes on Chelsea, she brings a great eye for design to the PDF world!
You can get your copy of the Seaside Summer Top and Dress here!