Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Coral and White Dot Georgia Twirl Top for Little Momo

Georgia Twirl Top/Dress is Momo's favorite right now.  She just cannot have enough circle skirts.  I have sewn two Georgia Dresses so far and Momo loves them.  This time I decided to make the tunic top version with color block and two-layer skirt.  

After making the previous two Georgia dresses, I learned the bodice needed some adjustments for my skinny girl.  I cut the size 3T with 5T length, and overlapped the sides more than the pattern indicates.   I think I got the better bodice fit this time. 
The skirt length is also 5T top length.  It is a little too long for Momo to wear it as a top, it looks more like a short dress on her.  I should have cut the skirt shorter.
The coral and white dot fabric is from Jo-Ann's made in America quilting cotton collection.  It does feel better and sturdier than the cheaper quilting cottons I often buy.  I hope they will continue to make them and produce more prints options.

The pattern has the suggested line for the color block.  I moved the line a little higher, to show more of the pretty dot print.

I added extra 1 inch to the back V-cut, for a better coverage.

I finished with 2 large buttons in the back.  Somehow I had hard time making the button holes.  I was using the automatic button hole settings, and I could make them on the test scraps, but somehow my sewing machine would stop when trying to make it on this top.  After having 5 failures, I manually made the button hole using zigzag stitch.  I do not know what happened there.

Spin power!!

I just love watching my little girl spin.  Soon she will grow and be "too cool" to spin like this.  I hope you are not tired of looking at the twirly dresses, because this  will not be our last...

Linking up to those fun parties.


  1. It really does look like a better fit around the armcye, although I would've never noticed if you didn't mention it when you posted the last Georgia Twirl. The contrasting buttons are sweet!! I think sewing makes us more conscience of our kids growing, because we know every inch of their sizes. My baby still spins...when nobody's looking:)

  2. An adorable dress, Annie!!! The white underskirt just makes it and the it's the perfect colour to go with the coral polka dots. I think she has a few more years of loving twirly skirts and dresses.

  3. It's so cute, I bet little Momo will have so much fun twirling it around. It would an adorable dress as well as a longer top..two for the price of one

  4. Annie, another great dress for spinning around :)

    I thought my automatic buttonhole function failed a few months ago. it was doing all sorts of weird things, so I stopped using it. After a couple of months I tried again and it worked! I think it just needed some sort of a long service leave (my machine is about 30 years old).

  5. Your adjustments look great! If your kiddo is growing like mine, it will be top length before you know it :) It's the worst when the scrap buttonholes go so well but the garment wont.

  6. Beautiful dress Annie, aww my favourite patten and colour too :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

    1. Pinned and featured this week at Creative Mondays:):)

  7. Those polka dots are the cutest! nice work!

  8. Such a cute dress! The polka dots and contrasting buttons are perfection!



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