SO excited to share this sweet top from Elegance & Elephants!
The Bohemian Babydoll top or dress is just the sweetest thing. I’m not an over the top ruffly person, I love a little bit of ruffle to give just a hint of sweetness to a top.
I’ve been following her blog for a little while and I was so lucky that I happened to be online when I saw her post the tester call a few days ago. I always feel a little awestruck testing for someone who I’ve been following in blog land for awhile. I never actually meet them in person but it’s like the whole six degrees of separation thing, ha 🙂 You should all totally check out her blog. Lots of helpful tutorials and some cute patterns including a few free ones.
|Closeup of the curved front bodice. Note to self: don’t topstitch with a baby in your lap, it ends up a little wonky.|
Anyway, onto the pattern I tested. I made the top length with the ruffle sleeves, you can leave them off if you want but why would you? They’re sweet!
The bodice is fully lined and you make a hem facing for the skirt. (My first time doing a hem facing and I’m for sure doing that all the time now when I hem a curved skirt, so much easier!) The trickiest part was folding in the edges of the armholes. (No raw edges on the bodice)
It took me roughly two hours to sew (broken up in 5-10 minute chunks). It would probably be a lot faster if you don’t sew with teething babies on your lap though 😉 but you do what you have to when you’ve got a tight deadline.
This top (and dress) would be great layered. I like the open neckline, reminds me of a pinafore. So sweet 🙂 And it’s sweet on it’s own as well.
And now for the heck of it here are a couple outtakes. Baby V was really interested in the bananas that her daddy had just bought so I had to work around the banana to get shots. Eventually big sis wanted in on the pics and daddy added a few more fruit to the setup.
Here’s the link again for the pattern!
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