Free Pattern Review: Reversible Wrap Top

We all love free patterns.  In fact we have a pinterest board for them.  I also am in love with quick sews, especially for the kids summer clothes.  I found this cute pattern at Craftiness is Not Optional.  The fact that it is reversible is very appealing.

blue cross

 

This cute little wrap makes it easy to use fabrics that either contrast or co-ordinate.  I chose to use two completely different styles of print, both cotton.   This pattern is sized in combination sizes of 12/24 months, 2/3 T and 4/5 fits pretty true to size, in our case maybe a little large.

I made up the 2/3 for M.  She is tall and just cresting into 3T.  This size fits her fairly well.  It falls just at her waist, and she is slender so this size is plenty generous in the body. It has a tie on the inside seam as well as the outside which gives room to grow.  Also a benefit for quickly growing toddlers.

open cross 2

This summery pink daisy is perfect for M who loves everything pink and flowery.  I like the blue because it is more classic and can be worn easily with jeans or even a T shirt under on cooler days.  In the fall M will be going to pre-school and I can see these in our future as a staple good for warm fall days or over a shirt on cooler days.

This wrap is perfect for the beginner and for those who have not worked with reversible tops before.  All seams are enclosed, no finishing of seams or edges necessary.  The directions are great and you should be able to sew it up in less than one hour.

pink crossover

Be sure to visit Jess and check out her other patterns.  She has free ones as well as a line of cute girls and baby patterns.  Do you sew up a lot of free  patterns? Or are you inclined to pin them and maybe not get back to them?

We’re aiming to sew one a month from our Pinterest board.

See our Izzy top review here.

Happy Sewing, Donna

 

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  • Annie June 19, 2014, 3:38 pm

    Cute! I like the two completely different looks! Do you think your little one will let you choose the blue side, when she likes pink so much? 😀 I like free patterns/tutorials especially Jess’s. I have made many of hers, but have not tried this top yet. Actually I have never tried reversible, I should try this pattern!

  • Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures June 19, 2014, 6:30 pm

    How cute!! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  • Kristina & Millie June 19, 2014, 6:54 pm

    love the fabric choices! Love the look of the wrap shirt. Thanks for reviewing it for us all!

  • Amy mayen June 19, 2014, 8:31 pm

    I followed your lead and sewed the free underwear pattern from So Zo. I thought they were women’s but they are little girls:) this is a cute one! Good choice. Love that it’s reversible. Mustard? Flip it around!

  • Caroline June 21, 2014, 4:33 pm

    Very cute!

  • T'onna Peters (Navy Wifey Peters) June 23, 2014, 3:59 pm

    This top is really cute! I love wrap tops.

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party!

  • Olu June 23, 2014, 5:05 pm

    I made one and blogged about it just a few weeks ago, the wrap top is one of my favourite free patterns, as well as the Izzy top that I’ve made 2 of.

    I Pin to my hearts content, it’s crazy. I will never be able to make all the thing I Pin. I too have a board full of great free patterns http://www.pinterest.com/redjellybeen/the-best-free-patterns-ever/
    I’m going to start following your 😉

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