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.
                                                     



9 comments:

  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:)

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  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.

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  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

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  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).

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  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.

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

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

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

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

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

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