baby sailboat top

as i said yesterday one of my sewing goals for 2016 (and the rest of  2015) is to sew more patterns i haven't made before, specifically the oliver + s patterns. specifically the oliver + s patterns. 

until a few weeks ago one of those patterns i had, but hadn't sewn yet was the sailboat pattern

i whipped up the top from this pattern for a friend's baby using lawn from stonemountain daughter (seen here in nora and etta's back to school hopscotch skirts), silver and grey polka dot quilting cotton (seen in the show & tell library dresses and the farmers market sunday brunch jacket and 2 + 2 blouse), and some silver buttons I picked up from the east bay creative reuse center after brunch one saturday at the fabulous aunt mary's cafe

this is a darling style for a lot of reasons, but my two favorites are the shirt tail hem line:


and the facing:


since the lawn was so lightweight i used french seams for the sides (as I had done with the hopscotch skirts).


I mean how cute are those little shoulders? 


as much as this top was a joy to sew and i can think of a top of fabrics that it would look great in, it's on to the next pattern!

check out my progress sewing all the oliver + s patterns here.


aunt maggie