Chrysathemum top

Or, Dahlia top…or whatever those big flowers are called. I’m no gardener! I can barely keep our house plants alive. Anywho…I made this cute top after having it saved to my flickr favorites since forEVER. I basically copied this adorable top, only added some little puffy cap sleeves.
This little miss is turning into quite the model. She works for cheap too, this session only cost me 4 Pez candies. What a steal.
I love the large pockets-and so does Sadie.Β  I’m thinking more of her spring/summer wardrobe will need some! This is I guess the start of that.
I used a vintage button for the closure in back. The little bit of bling is fun!
See? Total model face. lol!
I’m not sure what line/brand the fabric is from, the lovely Anna sent it over for my b-day last year. She’s such a sweetheart.

Post Edit: Thanks to reader Sara-I know that the fabric is Andrea Victoria by My Mind’s Eye for Riley Blake! Thanks Sara! Though sadly, I can’t seem to find it anywhere online. Darn!

Another Post Edit: Thanks to my pal Emilie-who found the fabric available at a number of different stores if you search “RILEY BLAKE ANDREA VICTORIA” on Google. In mustard and purple only.

After the last shoot, she had to add some jumping in! Blurry but still cute.Β 

Tutorial in the works!


  1. I HAVE to make this shirt for my girls! I love it so much!!! any tips?

  2. I love this shirt, absolutely adorable!

  3. How sweet!
    I’ve been visiting your blog from about a year. I like your project very much. I’m looking for a dress for a girl with a protruding belly. Maybe you would come up with an idea?

  4. Love the fabric! The shirt is too cute! Would look adorable on my daughter!

  5. I love that you make so many outfits for your Daughters!
    Now I just need to get the ball rolling, and make some for mine!

  6. I love this shirt!!! So very cute!!! Ohhh…I want one!!!

  7. I have to say I envy you having two little girls to sew for. My little girl is 24, and no longer cares for Mom’s creative endeavors. And my boys have NO appreciation for cute little dresses (thankfully)! While I await the day when I have granddaughters, I’ll continue to sew vicariously through your blog.

  8. Love, love, love this! Are you going to make a tutorial? Oh pretty please, make a tutorial!

  9. hehe, Sadie looks like a professional model! πŸ™‚

  10. Love the shirt and love the fabric. Those pockets are adorable! I love that she puts her hands in them, too cute! I would love a tutorial on this shirt and pockets. Its a great style that you could easily make into a dress too. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. i like the pockets on the sides πŸ™‚

  12. Jess, I want a tutorial or a sew-along or something. I need to make like a million for my girls this spring-summer.

  13. HA! I love how she goes from “Serious face, chin up, hands in pockets, work the camera” to “Jump and giggle like you’re 2.”

  14. I love this top! So cute!

  15. I seriously LOVE this top. Any chance you want to do a tutorial? πŸ™‚ Is the fabric knit? I assumed not, since you didn’t mention it, but it sure seems to hang like a knit.

  16. Sadies model face made me laugh. What a sweetie.

  17. Ahhh!! Jess, I LOVE that top!! Adoreable!! And I LOVE-LOVE the big pockets!!

  18. Looooove the top… and the model is pretty stinkin’ cute, too! πŸ™‚

    That fabric is some of my all-time favorite: It’s called Andrea Victoria by My Mind’s Eye for Riley Blake. I only bought a couple yards when it was available (I think last summer) and am kicking myself for not grabbing more.

  19. This is adorable!!! I kind of want to make one for myself now–I could see it being a fantastic pregnancy top

  20. I LOVE this top – even for me!!! Will you make one in a women’s size XL please? πŸ˜‰
    I MUST find that fabric, it is gorgeous!

  21. So cute! I love everything about it…the fabric, the open back and especially the pockets! Adorable!

  22. So cute!!!! I love it! I only wish I had a little girl now. πŸ™‚

  23. Please tell me there will be a tutorial for this one!!!

  24. Oh, I LOVE it! Love the fabric, the details–Love it!

  25. Adorable!

  26. I love it! So cute!

  27. Great top. I love the side pockets.

  28. OH! this one should definetly have a tutorial!
    It’s just perfect!!

    hugs from Brazil

  29. Wow! Love it. . . the fabric, the colors, all of it. I kinda want to steal it πŸ˜‰

  30. love this shirt! anyway there might be a tutorial for it? i am thinking lengthen just a bit and it’s a dress.

  31. So cute!! Would love a tutorial, or even just pattern images πŸ™‚

  32. The fabric is gorgeous, and the shirt is adorable! The pockets are such a great addition, although who knows what you’re going to find in there:) The black bias tape is perfect.

  33. Yea that line has been sold out everywhere for a while. I searched everywhere for another one fromthat line for Tabithas room. That’s a cute one. Make a tutorial! I would love to make one for tabitha. Time to start on the summer wardrobe!

  34. Super cute Jess. Love this little top.

  35. soooo cute! The shirt & your sweetpea! I just bought my 1st sewing machine and am determined to learn ASAP! You inspire me! πŸ™‚

  36. GAH!! That is adorable in every way!!! I love it. Do you even buy your girls shirts??? πŸ˜‰

  37. This is so cute. I actually want one in my size!

  38. Oh man, this might be my very favorite little girl thing you’ve made. It’s perfect!

  39. I have to make this for my little girl, so adorable! Love the pockets!

  40. This is so pretty! Love the model face. πŸ™‚ I need a bunch of these for Ansley!

  41. Ε›liczne, bardzo mi siΔ™ podoba πŸ™‚

  42. Man, I wish we had a girl. This is too cute!

  43. This is one stinkin’ adorable top. You are an inspiration!

  44. This top is great, Tutorial PUHLEASE! And that special model photo deserves another Pez.

  45. sooooooo cute! love the fabric, style, pockets…and model! πŸ˜‰ looks like something i would see at target and have to buy for my little bit!

  46. Oh my!! I need to get on the ball and make oodles of these for my girls – they would just love this and especially those pockets for collecting all sorts of fun summery things. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  47. TUTORIAL!!!! please????

  48. love it!!! Wish your post a tutorial as my little girl would love a top like this!

  49. what a darling top, well done you!

  50. LOVE! My 3 year old daughter NEEDS this!!!!! Tutorial please. Again, LOVE!

  51. Goodness me! I LOVE the shirt. It’s so my style of fabric! I shall add this to the list of items to try and sew for my girl too.

  52. I have this fabric, but instead of blue it is purple. LOVE IT!! The shirt is adorable!

  53. Hey Jess…the fabric is availbale at a number of different stores if you search “RILEY BLAKE ANDREA VICTORIA” on google. For some reason leaving out the My Mind’s Eye name worked.

    Loves! Emilie

  54. P to the S…
    love love LOVE the shirt.
    You’re a genius!

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  56. OKAY!!! That face of hers is just too cute!! Love the eyebrows and just sorta “ya, I’m cute”

    LOVE the top too!!

  57. So, so beautiful! Wouldn’t mind something like that (much larger) for myself either although it would look cutest on my two little girls.

  58. oh I love this top! and it different colours it would so work for any age…cant wait for you to share your tutorial πŸ™‚

  59. I love that. The pockets are fabulous. Very nice work.

  60. SOOO cute…that little model face made me laugh. What a sweetie!

  61. Super adorable!

  62. The dress is adorable, as is the lovely model. She is so cute! I’m totally echoing the earlier comments … tutorial please??

  63. Your model is adorable and so is that shirt!!! I have some of that fabric and made a fabric box for my living room out of it…throw pillows are coming too…such a fun fabric!

  64. Ack! That is the one piece of fabric missing from my Andrea Victoria collection that I really wish I had! TOO. CUTE!

  65. I LOVE that fabric and have looked in vain for it!
    Ummm, you wouldn’t happen to have some left would you? You know, so I can make my little girls a gorgeous shirt?

  66. Truly Nice design ans si pretty model!
    Helene, from France.

  67. Absolutely adorable!!!

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