Tinny Hack

Well I guess now you can call me a “hacker”. That’s right, I am guilty of hacking. You may not recognize it, but this sweet little top is actually the Tinny Dress re-envisioned. Yup, I hacked it!

I initially purchased the Tinny pattern when I saw other designers making dresses for their little girls and fell in love with the vintage inspired style. I’ve already made a couple Tinny dresses here and here but I can’t get over how wonderfully versatile the pattern is. So here we go again!


Tinny top

The vintage inspired style is the inspiration behind this top. I used the bodice from the Tinny as my guide, but made several adjustments to get an A-line shape with an asymmetrical pleat and a keyhole button closure in the back. To keep with the vintage look, I used the peter pan collar again with a sweet little petal. The collar, by the way, was made from a re-purposed vintage dinner napkin.

The vintage inspired fabric used here is Charming Buds in Teal by Moda.

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The metal clasp was given to me by a dear family friend who (now in her late 80’s) is slowly getting rid of all of her old sewing supplies, making me the lucky recipient of a lot of great vintage items:D



Tinny top, 5

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Our Island is having their annual star lighting event this weekend. Since we are still new here, this will be our first time attending. The Fire Department is “delivering” Santa to the event and the kids are sooo excited! This new top will be perfect for pictures with Santa. If they turn out, I’ll be sure to update this post with a photo or two 😉

**Update** Anna had so much fun at the Star Lighting. As much as she was looking forward to meeting Santa, she got a little starstruck once she was face-to-face with him. Daddy had to help her out a little 😉

Daddy had to hold her hands because she kept trying to pick her nose. Such a little lady 😉

To see what other designers have done with the Tinny, click below: