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The Bateau Neck Top


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  • Pockets

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What is more classic than the bateau neck top? I have always loved the simple, enigmatic shape. Sporty yet feminine on girls, strong yet casual on boys. Practically a requirement for the seaside but perfect for school days too. It's as comfortable as a t-shirt but with a bit more tailoring. The three-quarter sleeves bridge the seasons. What could be better? This Bateau Neck Top pattern includes a design for the classic as well as some modern options. Make it in lightweight or medium cotton knits , fleece, or even boiled wool. Add pockets, a ruffle around the neck, or buttons up the back. The buttoned version can even be made in woven fabrics. With a variety of bottoms it is practically a year-round wardrobe. And cute too! ***** The Bateau Neck Top pattern is a premium quality children's sewing pattern and includes: --Digitally graded and drafted pattern for sizes 18 months to 10 years --Markings, instructions and an assembly guide for easily printing and assembling the 14 page pattern --Full-color photo tutorial for sewing the top --Pattern and Instructions for the Classic Bateau Neck Top plus four variations: --Bateau Neck Top with Pockets --Ruffled Bateau Neck Top --Pleated Bateau Neck Top --Button-Back Bateau Neck Top --Tips for sewing with knits (the Classic Bateau Neck Top is a great first knit project!) ***** This pattern is suitable for sewing with knits. (The Button-Back Bateau Neck Top can also be sewn with woven fabrics.) The Classic Bateau Neck Top can be made for girls and boys! This pattern was tested by over a dozen sewers in the US, Europe and Australia--it's suitable to print and use! For more information about this pattern please visit my pattern page at: Thank you for your interest. Happy sewing! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY For classic view: straight seams, hemming. For variations: gathering, using facings and pockets SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS sizes 18 months to 10 years

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  • You will need as little as 1/2 yard and as much as 1 1/2 yards of knit fabrics (jersey, interlock, fleece and boiled wool). Woven fabrics can also be used for the button-back version. See the yardage chart included in my pattern page at:
  • coordinating thread, stretch (ballpoint) needle, twin needle, buttons for button-back version

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Wee Muses
Wee Muses
I am the mother of three daughters, my muses. My own mother taught me to sew and knit. I love to create beautiful things and celebrations for my family, just as she did, and I journal these pursuits on my blog,