I was given the chance to test the new Amare Top/Dress from Sofilantjes  this past week.  It’s a princess seam top or dress with an option of a bow front or tie back.  The pieces and bow options allow this top to have endless looks from the same pattern.  I chose a top with the bow in front.  It was a quick sew once I adjusted for Girly’s leanness.  The pattern gives clear instructions on how to mash up 2 bodice sizes for a custom fut but I found that her tall shoulders only needed a wee bit of extra length in the straps to fit wonderfully.

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Farmer’s tan. Awesome…

 

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The Ninja Girly. Apparently you can fight bad guys in this top too…
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HiYA!

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The pattern gives you button or snap options and since I swear I’m allergic to button holes, I chose the snap version.  I had some of this lovely black and white quilting cotton laying around in my tiny summer vacation fabric stash so that’s what I used for both the side and center panels.  You can get a lovely color blocking thing going by making them different.

Overall, I thought it was a pleasant sew.  It came together flawlessly and the instructions are illustrated nicely with some color photographs to clarify specific steps in the process.

Girly’s comments:  “It’s Cuuuute, Mom.  You know I don’t ‘do cute’ but I think kindergarten requires cute sometimes.”  So I think that’s a positive from the tiny fashion critic???  **Mind you, she also brought me a cherry tomato the other week and told me that she thought they tasted “woody” so we have a very opinionated child with a vocabulary too big for her own good.  Whatevs, I have a cousin who would ADORE this style (CUUUUTEPRINCESSSSSSS is her middle name); I think I’ll make some more for Em…  😉

Sofilantje is having a sale today and tomorrow only (7-31 to 8-1).  The pattern is $5 (normally $8.95).