Last week we released the Sutton Top & Dress pattern! Sutton makes a lovely every-day top or dress, or you can use it for special occasions and holidays! Have fun adding unique vintage or wooden buttons and accentuate the princess seams with trim or lace.
Available in sizes 1/2-14. Suitable for woven fabrics. Sutton is a sweet, classic and beautiful top or dress. You can choose from sleeveless or elbow length sleeve options. The sleeves are finished with bias ties that are tied into bows. The bodice is fully enclosed and features princess seams, a button-down front with functioning placket, and a scooped back. You can choose to add lace, trim, or piping in between the princess seams. The gathered circle skirt includes two lengths. Both top and above-the-knee dress length provides maximum twirl and style.Sizing – There is 1.5″ of ease in the chest and waist. For a more tailored look, we recommend mashing sizes according to the measurement chart. Note: the amount of ease through the waist was taken in during testing, so some photos may reflect a looser waist. The final version is more fitted.
Fabric Requirements – The larger sizes will require more yardage due to the gathered circle skirt. Larger sizes- You will also not be able to cut your skirt by folding the fabric selvage to selvage, but in the opposite direction. This is detailed with drawings in the cut layout section of the tutorial
Megan G. wrote up a fabulous blog post about adding french seams to your Sutton skirt to make a beautiful finished product. Check that post out here!!!
Let’s breakdown the options featuring our beautiful tester photos….
Top Length- Sleeveless
Dress Length – Sleeveless
Top Length – Sleeves
Dress Length – Sleeves
Our testers paired the Sutton Top with other M4M patterns such as Olivia Bloomers & Pantaloons, Evie Shorts, Lucy Ruffle Shorts, or Bonny Leggings.
Sutton looks especially sweet when layered with a Samantha Skirt. You simply tuck your dress or top into Samantha and it creates a beautiful silhouette!!!
Purchase Sutton and coordinating patterns here!!
Sutton Top & Dress
Olivia Bloomers & Pantaloons
Evie Suspender Shorts & Pants
Samantha Suspender Skirt
Bonny Leggings (Join the Made for Mermaids Pattern Group for coupon code)