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Dots and Flowers for a Diva...

Bella's CrossOver Top

One of the things I like so much about Ottobre Design Patterns, is how easy it is to make liberal design changes to the basic style.

This top made for my niece Bella, age 8, started with the Cross-over Top, from Ottobre Design Issue 03/04, pattern#9. I modified it by adding center-front shirring, double sleeves...and lots of "lettuce" edging. I had such fun making this simple little top !

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Blogger Rose said...

I love the color and pattern combinations! Your niece is a lucky girl!

12:23 AM  
Blogger AuntieAllyn said...

How adorable! Love the lettuce edging! I thoroughly enjoyed sewing for my nieces when they were youngsters . . . now that they're in their late teens/early 20's, all they want to wear is grungewear!

8:04 AM  
Blogger gwensews said...

Sweet! You always make really lovely things for your nieces. And, you usually make complete outfits. OK--where are the pants?

10:04 AM  
Blogger Pam Erny said...

Gwen...yes, this top has a skirt that coordinates with another top....but I forgot to take a photo!

11:14 AM  
Blogger Gigi said...

Absolutely adorable! You are so good at mixing prints. Don't you just love lettuce edging? Which reminds me that I have a vintage Stephen Burrows pattern around here somewhere...

11:17 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

This is adorable! I love how the turquoise matches the flowers exactly. Great job!

11:25 AM  
Blogger Ann Made Studio said...

Absolutely sweet and so very colorful. These are the types of tops I loved for my daughter when she was younger :)

6:40 PM  
Blogger Summerset said...

Super cute! Perfect girl wear!

6:11 PM  
Blogger Karla said...

Once again, you've made me wish my little girl was 25 years younger. Adorable.

10:25 AM  
Blogger judy said...

I absolutely love this top! All of your stuff is sooo professional looking!! Your fabric combinations always work great!

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute! Could you give some suggestions on how to get that great lettuce edge?

12:52 PM  

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