Have you ever tried the Snappy Toddler Top pattern from Prudent Baby? I highly recommend it. It’s free! And so cute. I made one for Yuki awhile back and it’s been one of our favorite tops for a long time. Unfortunately, this is the only picture I could find of her in it!
Anyways, I made this other one for Hideko’s cousin’s baby, Saya, who is about to turn one next month. It’s a really simple pattern that produces a very cute top – what more could you ask for!?
I like it as a tunic or a top, but if you add a little extra length to it, it can easily be made into a dress!
I’m also going to try make this top for Yuki’s cousins, who are 7 and 9, so we’ll see if the pattern can be converted to larger sizes.
Anyways, if you’re looking for a quick top to make for your little one or a nice present for someone else, this may be the perfect pattern for you. Try it out!
I was just thinking of drafting a top/dress with the same shape. Thanks for pointing this one out! Somehow I missed it on prudent baby. It looks so cute.
Is it just me or with the right fabric, wouldn’t this be awesome as an adult tunic?
I love the snaps as a detail.
Yes, I think this pattern could be adapted to fit any size/age! I’d love to see an adult version, if you make one 🙂
I sized it down and made a bunch of these as crib gowns for my summer baby. Now that Prudent Baby just linked these ADORABLE editions from you, I’m super motivated to make more. Love your version, and can’t wait to prowl through the rest of your blog!
Thanks!! Hope you like what you see 😉
I made a top for my niece using that pattern. Super easy, and very cute.
I’ve noticed that you have your own labels, which are very cute! I was wondering if you would share with me where you have them made if it is online. Thank you!
Hi! Thanks, I’m glad you like them! I did a post about them here: https://youandmie.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/you-mie-labels/ and there’s a link to the place I bought them. I just found them online when I googled “woven clothing labels” (or something like that). Dana from Made also did a huge post about her’s (from a different company) here: http://www.danamadeit.com/2010/06/faqs-labels.html
If you have more specific questions feel free to email me! You can also get quotes from most places if you are interested in shopping around for the best price. 🙂
Thank you very much! I will check into them. 🙂
Lovely! What did you do to add the banded hem at the bottom? I’d love to do the same, instead of a simple folded up hem. Thanks!!
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I’d love any info you have on converting this to a larger size
my daughter is already 15 months and I wanted to make these for next summer
That’s a great question! I wonder if you could find out more from the Prudent Baby ladies who made the pattern. But I think if you kept the shape the same and just increased the size in all directions, it should work. Measure her chest and make sure the pattern would fit across her chest plus seam allowance. Adjust the length to whatever length you want the top/dress to be and then slightly lengthen and widen the collar pieces. I’d probably play around with some scrap pieces of fabric first to get the size right. Hope that helps!
Good info. Lucky me I found your site by chance (stumbleupon).
I have book-marked it for later!
I’m curious to find out where you got those printed fabrics from? Both the polka dot one and the one with the cute flowers on it? I would love to purchase some of it myself. Thanks for your help! Look forward to hearing back from you 🙂
Hi! You know, I made those tops so long ago, I’m not sure if you’d be able to find those fabrics anymore! The polka dot one I got from a local quilting shop and the floral one was from Joann. If I find or remember any details about either I’ll let you know! Sorry I can’t be of more help.
I have unfortunately been unable to download this adorable pattern. Could someone send it to me directly? Thanks!
Made alot of these but need to make bigger pattern. There is one that goes up to size 5-6 but i can’t get to print all the pdf out. I need a true 12 months of little bigger. I wonder how to alter pattern to be slightly bigger. arm holes,