I make so now and then children clothes for Stichting Creatief voor Babyspulletjes.
This time three Izzy Top legging combinations. The Izzy Top is a free pattern available in girls sizes 18 months – 5 year.
I used the FibreMood Blake pattern for the matching leggings and gave it a more fitted look by making the crotch seam a little bit deeper. All three leggings are made of light weighted jersey and have a flatlock finishing.

Izzy Top and Fibre Mood Blake legging

Izzy Top pattern

The Izzy Top pattern has 4 pattern pieces: front bodice, back bodice,  and two skirt pieces. Suggested fabrics are light to medium weight wovens.
The Izzy Top has a slight curved bodice with cut on small cap sleeves, a lined bodice and a gathered skirt. The back bodice closes with a button. One can make a button tab for the buttonhole or crocheted button loop. I made a button placket using the ‘cut on method’. All dresses are 5 centimeters longer than the original Top.

Instruction and Stitching

I can only say this pattern comes with excellent sewing instructions. You’ve never lined a yoke and you’re not convinced you can do it? The sewing instructions with the illustrations will guide you step by step.
I used a sewing machine and the locker to finish the seams. You only have sewing machine? This Izzy Top is easy to make on a sewing machine only.

Time and Costs

for one legging: cutting, stitching and finishing 90 minutes
for one Izzy dress: altering yoke in a ‘cut on method’ button placket 10 minutes; cutting 20 minutes; stitching and finishing 4 hours
for one legging: all fabrics are donated; yarn € 0,50; elastic € 0,50
for one Izzy dress: pattern printing € 0,30; all fabrics are donated; yarn € 1,00; interfacing for button plackets € 0,20; buttons came form my button box

Three Izzy Top legging combinations

All dresses and leggings are made for 18 months old girls. Making the ‘cut on button placket’ has one great advantage. The yoke now gas an overlap and wouldn’t fall open. Two early made FlossStyle softies look great with two combinations so they also went to the Stichting.
Did you ever made the Izzy Top? And what was your experience?
My next project for the Stichting will be for boys. I’ve already found some suitable fabrics and some useful pattern.

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