The Square Neck Top

I told you that I was making a little something from one of the Tie Dye Divas Patterns (affiliate link). I did!

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I made the Square Neck Top, dress variation (affiliate link). It’s a simple little dress, but I love how cute and simple it is!

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One of my best friend’s from home gave me two shirts that she wanted made into something different for her daughter. This pink shirt is a terry cloth with a tiny little crown. I wasn’t exactly sure what part of the shirt my friend wanted to keep, but I knew I wanted to keep the crown. And luckily, her daughter LOVES pink! It was kinda hard though, I don’t have much pink in my stash.

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So I cropped out the crown for the ‘square neck’ part of the little dress. The pattern (affiliate link) is beautifully detailed and photographed. I didn’t have to redo a single thing from not understanding the directions. Well, I didn’t actually have to redo anything period! I got it right the very first time!

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I always feel that the first time I make a pattern it seems to take a little while longer. I read every little line, because I don’t want to miss anything! But I know, the next time, it’s going to fly by!

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For the back, the instructions give you tips for buttons with holes or buttons with a little elastic loop. But of course, I used a snap! And look! I just happened to have some pink snaps that are just the right color!

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For the seams I used a  mix of techniques. For the sides I used French seams. for other exposed hems, I finished off with an overlocking stitch and I know it will hold up beautifully! I try to not leave hems exposed, but there were a few, just a few, in this pattern that leaves the seams exposed!

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I can’t wait to see if it fits! And maybe take a few pics next time I see my friends!

Have you signed up for the pattern giveaway??? Don’t forget!

Comments

  1. This is so beautiful & cute! I don’t often see “pink” on your blog, and this was a super nice surprise! I hope it fits her too! Also, I wanted to thank you so much for your wonderful donation to the Pledge For Pets Fundraiser! That made my heart smile so BIG and I was honored that you wanted to help the animals in need! Thank you again for your generosity, as it was much appreciated! ❤

  2. This is just darling!

  3. Love it! Maci is so excited about this dress!

  4. Sarah Helene says:

    LOVE the MIX of 3 fabrics & textures on the Square Neck Dress pattern you’ve sewn for a friend’s daughter. Re-purposing the crown motif in the center of the hot pink terry cloth yoke looks COOL, making a focus. The swirls pink & white fabric is neat trimmed by a wide section of turquoise & coral polka dot fabric at the hemline. French seams are the best, when you can use them. Your CREATIVE talents worked– spot ON! Anxious to see the girl wearing/modeling this when you can take & post a photo! Glad I’ve kept following your blog. Sarah Helene, Minneapolis

  5. I love the positioning of the crown – so adorable! And I just want to rub that terry cloth against my cheek (hmm, weird fabric habit!).

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