Monday, April 2, 2012

The Sophie Top

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I ADORE this fabric.  Like I love it so much that I bought 2 yards of it every time I went to the store until it was GONE.  It is Sophie for Moda.  

I am so drawn to the beautiful vintage feel of the colors and the flowers.  It reminds me of those awesome vintage sheets people always find.  (I have never found beautiful vintage sheets myself, but it seems like other people always seem to find them.)

For the top I used a pattern that I got from Whimsy Couture when I placed 2nd at Crafting with the Stars.  I basically followed the pattern, but I added an extra elastic gather around the bust line.  Emma is so skinny I think it really helped give it a nice shape for her. (BTW I think Whimsy Couture is having a sale right now)

It is a really great pattern.  Perfect for beginner who don't really know what they are doing or if you are looking for a nice peasant style dress or shirt pattern.

I think the extra shirring around the bust line also makes the shape a little more gown up looking.  I want to make a maxi dress just like this for me.   I can dress like my 8 year old if I want to, right?  :)

Can you believe I took these picture across the street from my house?  

She looks so old.  Where did my baby girl go?


  1. GORGEOUS!!! I am in love with that fabric! SO pretty! Your daughter is gorgeous asw well! Great shots :)

  2. Laura,

    You are so right with that fabric - IT IS AWESOME!!! I never find fabric this good looking when I shop; kinda like you and the sheets. :(
    When did Emma loose her teeth?!? I love the blue in her eyes. I also agree on the growing too fast thing. If it was up to me my daughter would still be two.


  3. She is beautiful! And I love the top on her. That extra elastic was genius, it wouldn't be nearly so cute without it.

  4. The top is darling! That little girl lights up and makes me smile.

  5. That fabric is beautiful and I love the top! The sleeves are definitely my favorite part. Your little girl is gorgeous!

  6. Super cute! I love the colors! I'd love for you to link up to Crafty Cousins.

    ~Natalie @ Crafty Cousins.

  7. 3 things:
    1. I have this blog in google reader so I always read it, even though I rarely comment.
    2. Do you think I can make some for my boys? ;-) (darn having no girls)
    3. Please take my picture when I come out in the summer. ;-)

    1. I think it would be really cute on your boys. :)
      Yes I can take your picture when you come out this summer.

  8. Fabulous top!!!!! Oh and she's GORGEOUS!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  9. You are in COM'S SSTS today, YAY! winks, jen

  10. Super cute and that fabric seriously is awesome.

  11. Absolutely gorgeous!! I would have bought it each time too! Your little one is adorable and looks gorgeous in this top ...just a stunning top!! ;)

    Bonnie @ uncommon

  12. That shirt is amazing, your little girl is a cutie too. I love your blog it is so fun. I'm now following you on GFC, I would make my day if you stopped my to visit me and link up to my party @
    Hope you come

  13. Hiya babe, I featured you on my blog today. Would love for you to go and check it out and grab a button :)

    - Adele @ Mammy Made

  14. That is beautiful!! I love it, and am pinning it!


  15. I do love the fabric and although you think your beautiful girl looks grown up, I love that the style of the top is feminine and modest and beautiful on her!! So darling. Thanks for sharing!!

  16. I agree that the fabric is gorgeous. I don´t even sew but I want to learn in order to make such beautiful stuff. But what really caught my eye was that lovely girl, those eyes and that smile...! That is one happy little girl!

  17. That fabric was awesome! So nice of you to give the name. :) I am your newest follower. Love your wreaths.

  18. Super cute! Found you over at I {Heart} Naptime. I'm your newest follower!

  19. Love this! The top, the fabric, and your little girl are all darling!