Bond Top Pattern Tour [a pattern review]
Recently, my lovely friend Stacey of Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy [and my partner in crime for Handmade Gifts for Boys] launched her pattern shop Beatnik Kids! She has three super adorable boys, so she has a passion for unique boy designs.
I had the privilege of testing and now touring [if I say it like that, it kinda makes me sound famous, right?] with her very first pattern release – which can be for boys or girls – the Bond Top!
This pattern is so unique, it combines knits and wovens, so it’s comfy but the collar and bib front dress it up a little.
I lengthened the sleeves for the striped top, but kept the 3/4 length for the Star Wars top. [yes, even the two-year-old knows who Darth Vader is!]
Because of the button placket, I wouldn’t suggest this pattern as your first foray into garment sewing. But I think even a confident beginner could handle it, as Stacey’s instructions and pictures are super clear. And once you get the hang of a button placket, the top comes together really quickly.
I rounded the edges on one bib and kept the sharper corners on the other. Which way do you like better? I can’t decide..
Pay close attention to the head circumference chart that’s provided in the pattern. My large-noggined kiddo may or may have contributed to her decision to put that in there… [have you ever tried to squeeze a too-tight shirt over a two-year-old’s head? no? it’s not pretty]
I used one large vintage button on my six-year-old’s top, and I really love the added detail.
We’re obviously Bond Top super-fans. :)
I am just LOVING all the Bond Tops [and Bond dresses!] that are on the tour. There’s so much you can do with this pattern! Hop over to Happy Stitch to check out her version today too, and all the other stops:
If you want your own copy of the pattern [which of course you do] you can get it here for $2 off until Friday with the code BONDTOP
Disclosure: I was given this pattern in exchange for my honest review. And I honestly recommend it. :)
Jess, thank you so much for joining the tour. My guys would love that Star Wars fabric.
That starwars top is just too much. luuuurv it. :)
I love it! The star wars is just too cool, and I love that vintage button!
love the single button! And CUTE kids!
UNIQUE and practical boys shirt pattern, the Bond Top, than the usual T-shirt for casual every-day wear. I like the combination of fabric for the yoke with the knit for the remainder of the shirt. Plus the collar and button yoke make it easier to get over your head. Cute boys and FAB photo shoot. Bet friends ask where to buy these different shirts! No, sewn with love by my MOM! Sarah Helene in Minneapolis