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A tame top for kids clothing week

Well I'm not very good at sewing to a theme - obviously - as this top is about as tame as it gets.  The theme for Kids Clothing Week this time around is Wild Things.

I'm not very wild.  And my daughter is not really known for her wild ways.  This top suits us fine.

Grey flutter top 1

This is a variation on one of my favourite self drafted patterns - the keyhole flutter top.  I used the same top shape, deleted the keyhole detail and inset the flutter detail into the top, to sit above the armhole binding.

Grey flutter top 5

The flutters have just the right amount of flounce and gather to sit under a cardigan without creating too much bulk.

Grey flutter top 4

As usual I've finished the flutter detail with a rolled hem.  My old Husqvarna machine does this stitch particularly well and it's about the only thing I use this old machine for these days. My newer Bernina just doesn't seem to do this stitch as finely.

Grey flutter top 2

For something a little more wild, pop over to the project pool on Kids Clothes Week to see all the clever creations.

I'm also linking up to Sew + Show today over on Straight Grain. Follow the link to see what people around the world are sewing.

Sew + Show


Ana Sofia

I love this version. the flutter detail is absolutely perfect :)
PS. I'm not very wild as well (and neither is my girl). Glad to know, we're not alone!

Teresa Capelli

How lovely!


Not wild, but lovely, especially the rolled hem.



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