floral and striped bateau neck top

floral and striped tee

Inspired by tees like this one and this one, I whipped this baby up the other night…seriously fast and cute. Rory even commented on it. I almost died from shock since he never does…doesn’t even seem to notice I blog-lol!

Sadie loves it…she looks tres chic in it-and I love the combo of black and white with the colorful floral. Look for another outfit with this exact color scheme soon…and I used the same pattern…..hmmm…well when I get obsessed, I go all in! πŸ™‚

floral and striped tee

I used Anneliese’s Bateau top pattern-size 3T with 4T length-fits Sadie well with room to grow. (she’s almost 6 but still has a chest measurement of 22″-my teensy girl) I can’t say enough good things about this pattern. It’s so EASY. I love the neckline-it takes about 1 minute to fold under and sew with a double needle and looks so finished and nice. Color me obsessed.

floral and striped tee

I used some flea market fancy for the applique, and then stitched it down around the outside.

floral and striped tee

Sorry for the boring photo shoot location-Sadie insisted on this spot for some reason.

floral and striped tee

…and then turned on the model poutiness.

floral and striped tee

seriously-I expect a call from Vogue any day.


  1. darlene macdonald says

    She’s got the look down that’s for sure! someday mom she’ll be supporting you with her modeling career. She’ll be wearing your fashions. Thanks for sharing, always beautiful model & work! πŸ™‚

  2. I LOVE this shirt. It looks exactly like a Mini-Boden that one of my daughter’s friends has, and that I have been wanting to knock off. Seriously, spitting image!

  3. Jess this is just adorable! I’m such a fan of you and your blog, and this post pretty much left me with zero choice but to buy both the bateau neck top pattern and the dress extension pattern for my own little Sadie. πŸ™‚ I love the easy neckline! That’s just my speed. Can I ask, did you glue the applique in addition to stitching it? I’ve never worked with appliques, but I’m crazy about how cute your combo is.

  4. I love it! I wouldn’t have thought to pair somewhat harsh stripes with a floral pattern but it turned out so cute!

  5. this is so darling! love the appliquΓ©! very well done! and your girl is a princess!:)

  6. she is so cute – and yeah look at that last one, total smolder!! gotta love it when the husbands take notice, too…somehow the ultimate compliment. πŸ˜‰

  7. Great top! I love the flower applique on it. Great model too ;).

  8. Oh, this made my day! It’s so so adorable. i have that mini boden shirt for one of my girls and it’s an all time fave. Great to have some inspiration for knocking it off! I’ll be hunting for stripes now!! You are amazing.

  9. I LOVE this shirt! It looks like it came from a boutique or the J. Crew line for kids. I am going to have to get this pattern for my girls.

  10. I really like the black and white stripes with the boatneck…. And that Sadie! She’s great. =)

  11. Such a cool top! Love the contrast. And yep, definitely keep the line clear for a call.

  12. Fantastic. I also rate the husband noticing as the ultimate approval! love this top!

  13. Betty J. says

    Can you tell me where you find your knits? I only have a JoAnn’s here and their fabric is of questionable quality. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you.


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