It seems the sewing world has completely embraced knits (well, at least the blogs I follow). Which is great because that also means more options for knit sewing patterns and knit fabric are being offered. I know they have been all along, but it seems to be the thing these days.
The Bateau Neck Top pattern does not disappoint. Anneliese has put together many options for finishing this garment. I loved the pleated detail on one option so I chose that. You can choose from:
–Bateau Neck Top with Pockets
–Ruffled Bateau Neck Top
–Pleated Bateau Neck Top
–Button-Back Bateau Neck Top
Rather than the ruffle neck, I put in some ric-rac so it’s just peeking out the front. Had I sewed it into the back as well, it wouldn’t stretch over her head, just fyi.
Not only are there a some great top options, but Anneliese also has a pattern to extend this into a dress. And the drop-waist version is really adorable. I would have made the dress, but Bailey asked me to just make it into a top.
Bailey said it was comfy. I think it’s adorable. It’s always nice when you know something you made will be worn. I see many more bateau tops in her future. Perhaps for the boys, too?
I think the sleeve length is great. The whole top just looks very classic to me. I highly recommend this pattern for beginners—especially those who fear sewing with knits. This was a very quick sew and I love the results. It’s also such a versatile pattern. Love it!
The top is offered in sizes 18 months to 10 years, so you can get a lot of use from this pattern!
Anneliese has offered to give away one Bateau Neck Top pattern and the dress extension pattern to one lucky reader.
All you need to do is leave one comment below, one comment per person.
Giveaway ends next Wednesday, September 25th at 11:59 pm MST.
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I was provided the pattern free to review but all opinions are 100% mine.