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Flutterby Top Pattern Review

Flutterby Top Pattern Review

Have you ever seen something, realized that you had the perfect fabric in your stash and even though you had no idea who you would give it to, you just had to make it? Well that’s what happened to me when I saw the tutorial for the Flutterby Top over on Mabey She Made It.

The pattern and instructions are for the most adorable little girl’s top (18 mo.)

There are no little ones in my life but as I said, I had the perfect fabric in my stash that was just calling to be made into that top.

One of the things I enjoyed the most when our children were little was making clothes for them. It’s something I really miss!

So out came that fabric and within a few hours late one night and early the next morning, I had it finished.

Flutterby Top designed by Mabey She Made It

Didn’t it turn out just the sweetest!

I centered the little butterfly, dragonfly and bee down the center of the front bodice.

Front of Flutterby Top with Flying Insects down the middle of the bodice

When I went searching through my button jars, I came across 3 pretty purple ones. Where they came from I have not idea, but they were just the right size.

Back of Flutterby Top

If I were to give this top a difficulty rating, I’d put it at about the Intermediate Level.

Not because the top itself was difficult to sew but because the instructions assume a certain level of skill on the part of the reader. But if you know the basics such as how to sew gathers and how to make buttonholes… then I’d say give this top a try for one of the little ones in your life.

And if you’re like me and don’t have little ones, perhaps you can sew it and donate it to the charity of your choice.


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Flutterby Top by Maybe She Made It - Pattern Review by Super Mom - No Cape!


  • Shasta
    March 11, 2016 6:39 pm

    This is adorable. I can see why you were compelled to make it.

  • Guida
    March 11, 2016 7:22 pm

    What a beautiful dress, great job you! (insert lots of clapping here)

  • Susan
    March 11, 2016 11:20 pm

    It is soooooo cute!

  • Mary Anne
    March 11, 2016 11:23 pm

    So sweet!! I am hopeful our new grandbaby-to-be might be a girl so I can make pretty little things like this!

  • Maria
    March 12, 2016 12:14 am

    WOW such a pretty dress!!

  • Deborah
    March 12, 2016 2:55 pm

    This fabric was made for thi adorable little top, great job.

  • Celtic Thistle Stitches
    March 12, 2016 4:36 pm

    The perfect match of pattern and fabric 🙂

  • Rachel
    March 12, 2016 4:17 pm

    It’s charming. Some little girl is going to be very happy!

  • Jenny Benton
    March 12, 2016 6:17 pm

    Cute pattern and such pretty fabric!!
    Can you tuck it away in your “granny-to-be” box? Or in my case, my great-granny- to be – my grand-daughters are young ladies, still single, but I’ve told them I already have a few things for when they have a baby each!

  • Raewyn
    March 12, 2016 7:28 pm

    Oh yes, the perfect fabric – it’s such a sweet dress.

  • Susan
    March 13, 2016 3:35 pm

    Such adorable fabric for a cute top!

  • FWFS
    March 14, 2016 10:56 am

    What a lovely little top! You did such a great job! We are featuring your project over on the FWFS blog! Thank you for stopping by and linking up!


  • Renee
    March 14, 2016 8:54 pm

    You were spot on! This fabric is perfect. What a darling top. Some little girl is going to be quite lucky. Beautiful work!

  • Sheryl
    March 15, 2016 2:18 pm

    Such a pretty little dress and the fabric is gorgeous,

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