The Milkweed top is a modern girls PDF sewing pattern which is delicate & versatile. It's lovely on its own, or worn over top of a dress or singlet. Add the flower if you wish, leave it plain or add a pocket & button. You could also add a satin bias binding around the neck & sleeves in a contrasting colour instead of hemming for a completely different look. The Milkweed top looks great matched with our Coconut Grove shorts or skirt.
Floral knit fabric is a Liberty of London print sourced from The Fabric Store in Auckland. Cream cotton lace fabric from Spotlight in Auckland. Glasses are the Cat-Cat style from Sons + Daughters Eyewear.
Fabrics & Notions
Fabric Suggestions: Light to medium weight cotton lace, lace, jersey, embellished fabrics.
Fabric Required - 115cm/45in & 150cm/60in: 3-5yrs 105cm/41in, 6-8yrs 110cm/43in, 9-12yrs 120cm/47in.
Notions: Elastic - Narrow elastic. Thread - Colour of your choice, contrasting or matching your fabric.
Pattern Skill Level
Beginner sewer: A great pattern for the novice sewer. This is the top that all your friends comment on, and you'll end up making one for every small child in the village because it's so quick & easy.
Sizes: 3-5yrs, 6-8yrs & 9-12yrs. Purchase of pattern includes all sizes. View our size guide here for choosing which size pattern to sew.
Paper Requirements for Printing
Instructions: 15 sheets
Pattern: Size 3-5, 9 sheets. Size 6-8, 10 sheets. Size 9-12, 12 sheets.
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