Powder Puff Top
The Powder Puff PDF girls sewing pattern is a winsome top, layered with panels & designed to be sewn in lightweight fabrics. Captured here in sunshine yellow silk, the Powder Puff top would also work in a satiny viscose/rayon or a light airy cotton. Perhaps even try a bright print or a pop of colour to create your own little top of sunshine. Little girls love the easy snap domes so they can easily dress themselves.
Gold silk fabric from The Fabric Store in Auckland. Red & white cotton check fabric sourced from my Mum's old shirt.
Notions & Fabrics
Fabrics: Main fabric: Lightweight fabrics - cotton, cotton lace, lace, silk, Japanese lawn, sear sucker cotton, rayon. Lining: Same as main fabric or, light cotton or Japanese lawn. Fusing: Lightweight. White if you are using light coloured fabrics, black if you are using dark coloured fabrics.
Notions: Fastenings: 5 x snap domes (sizes 3 to 10), 6 x Snap Domes (sizes 11 & 12). Replace snap domes with buttons if you prefer. Thread: Colour of your choice, contrasting or matching your fabric.
Pattern Skill Level
Intermediate Sewer: This pattern is a little challenging because of the two plackets in the front. If you work your way through the steps for attaching the plackets slowly, the rest should be a breeze.
Size Curve: 3 - 5yrs, 6 - 8yrs & 9 - 12yrs. Purchase of pattern includes all sizes. View our size guide here for choosing which size pattern to sew.
Main Fabric 115cm/45in width: 3-5yrs 95cm (38in), 6-8yrs 100cm (40in), 9-12yrs 115cm (45in).
Main Fabric 150cm/60in width: 3-5yrs 65cm (25in), 6-8yrs 65cm (25in), 9-12yrs 95cm (38in).
Lining Fabric 115cm/45in & 150cm/60in width: 3-5yrs 30cm (12in), 6-8yrs 30cm (12in), 9-12yrs 35cm (14in).
Fusing: 3-5yrs 60cm (24in) x 12cm (5in), 6-8yrs 65cm (26in) x 12cm (5in), 9-12yrs 70cm (28in) x 12cm (5in).
Paper Requirements for Printing
Instructions: 20 sheets
Pattern: Size 3-5, 12 sheets. Size 6-8, 14 sheets. Size 9-12, 17 sheets.
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