Earlier this week Abby from Sew Much Ado released her Skipper Top pattern.
I had the privilege of being one of the pattern testers for The Skipper Top and to say that we love this pattern is an understatement! The Skipper Top is a super quick and easy sew project. If you have never sewn with knits before this is a great pattern to start with. Abby shares a ton of tips for sewing with knits that even I learned something new.
The Skipper Top is a dolman style top. The pattern ranges in sizes from 6 months to size 10 and has a bunch of different design options included. It comes with two neckline options, two sleeve options, and two hem options. The pattern also shows you how to add a heart, pentagonal pocket or some lace. For this shirt pictured I chose the option to top stitch the neckline, arms and waist as well as added a pentagonal pocket.
I have made three of these tops already, but this little pink polka dot one has become the favorite…for both girls. The girls have had their first fight over clothes with this little shirt. Oh the tears that this one shirt has caused is crazy! Don’t let this face fool you she is the worse of the two…and sneaky!
What I love most about the shirt is the length and fit of it. It is roomy enough for both girls to share (or fight over) without it being too small or too big for either of them. Plus, it takes me less then an hour from cut to finish to make one of these tops. I like that…a lot!
Oh and don’t forget that when you are checking out The Skipper Top pattern to check out The Seafarer Top pattern. It is a pattern for the same dolman style tee but for us adults! I have made three of these tops for myself and just love them. How fun to make matching mother and daughter tops?!