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funda62
« on: October 12, 2008 04:04:50 PM »

I'm looking for recommendations for long sleeved dresses or swing tops for my 2 year old.  I've sewed her several of the vegbee peasant tops with longs sleeves but I'm looking for something different now. 
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2008 08:55:13 PM »

what's a swing top?
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2008 09:32:12 PM »

what's a swing top?

A blouse that is bigger at the bottom than the top and stops at the hips instead of the waist. 
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2008 10:59:45 AM »

ah.  Thank you.
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2008 09:27:49 AM »

I know it is a pj pattern but I think it would look fine as regular top and they are on sale next week at joannes 99cents.
http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5744.htm?search=5744&page=1
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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2008 04:39:56 PM »

depending on your daughters measurements you might be able to get away with using a baby dress as a swing top. My 2 year old still wears 9-12 month size dresses as swing tops. So just measure your girl and see if she could fit into any of the "baby dress" patterns. If anything you might have to lengthen the sleeves or go with the 3/4 sleeve. I found that most infant dress patterns are pretty wide.

Here is an example:

She is wearing a size 3 month dress at age 18m. It looked really cute with jeans!
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2008 09:22:42 PM »

I know it is a pj pattern but I think it would look fine as regular top and they are on sale next week at joannes 99cents.
http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5744.htm?search=5744&page=1

That is perfect!  Putting it on my list to buy.

As it is I ended up making a variation on vegbee's peasant top. 
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2008 08:33:34 PM »

I like this swing top (McCalls 2213)
http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M2213.htm??tab=infants_toddlers_children&page=8

The only down side is that the pattern only goes up to 24 pounds.
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2008 04:05:55 AM »

I posted yesterday on the completed board with a long sleeve tunic / swing top / dress.  It is a variation on a peasant top (which you might be sick of already) but perfect for autumn.  It is based on my tute on the double elastic neck dress, but with long sleeves and a couple of changes to make it hang better in a thicker fabric.  I also found a free pattern yesterday for a swing top on burdastyle:  http://www.burdastyle.com/creations/show/11389?image_id=70773
I haven't tried it yet but it looks cute!
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2008 02:28:12 PM »

I posted a smocket with a tute link last week. It looks great over a turtleneck.
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