Libby Top round-up

I know, it's been awhile since the Libby top sew-along, but at least I finally got a round up together, right?uh....It's the thought that counts?I'm full of excuses... Like....the cat ate my mouse (haha) so I couldn't work on the computer.Except I don't have a cat... welp. Moving on. Check out these adorable Libby tops (and dresses!) that YOU … [Read more...]

Libby top sew-along Part 3: sleeves and finishing up

  Last part of the tutorial! yay! You're almost done.  First take some bias tape that you hopefully made yesterday, and pin it around the raw edge of the back neckline. Top stitch along the edge carefully, catching both sides in the stitch. Then pin the front bodice shoulders and back shoulder seams RST and sew them together. Finish seam with … [Read more...]

Libby top sew-along Part 2: bib and buttons

Ok! Time for part 2-the bib and button closure. First lay out your bodice and bib pieces so that they're lined up correctly and trim off any little pieces that might have been wobblingly cut. (that's  not a word.) Then take your two bib pieces and sew them right sides together (RST) along the two sides. Flip right side out and press … [Read more...]

Libby top sew-along Part 1: pattern and pieces

Ok, today is just going to be making the pattern and cutting out pieces. I promise, it's not too hard. First trace around a folded in half tee that fits your child. Make sure to add seam allowances, and that the neckline is high. (this is the back piece) Then draw a line across where you'd like the bib to be. Then trace those two pieces separately, … [Read more...]

the Libby top

So. Wanna hear about how I named this top? In my head, I started calling it the Bibby top, since it kind of has a bib shape on it. Then of course I rhymed it with Libby. So it's the Bibby Libby top. Or just the Libby top, since I should probably try to maintain some sense of normalcy and sanity around here. (BWAH!) And yes, I know that the bottom … [Read more...]