Apple Tree Grow Fonder Shirt or Tunic Grow with Me Top *PDF Sewing Pattern* Grow With Me Shirt Pattern, Long or Short Sleeves, Cowl


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This pattern offers three Grow-With-Me sizes: 3-12 months,1-3 years and 3-6 years. The sizes are adjustable through the use of foldable cuffs or waistband. With two different options for the neck type (band or cowl), sleeve length (short or long) and bodice length (shirt or tunic) there are lots of fun creations you can make.

This grow with me top pairs great with the Bunny Bottoms Grow With Me Harem Pants!

This pattern is easy enough for a confident beginner to complete, though a beginner may want to skip the faux drawstring.

There are 3 files included in the download with your purchase, the instructions with a full colour photo tutorial, a yardage requirement worksheet, and the pattern pieces (which are layered and therefore must be printed from Adobe Reader, available as a free download here: on US Letter sized paper. Pages print with 1/4" margins so please ensure your printer can print within this range before purchasing.

There is also an easy adaptation to make the pattern sleeveless (and add a hood using the Bunnyhug Pattern). You can read the tutorial for that here:

• Stretchy Knit fabric with at least 50% stretch and good recovery (recommend 95% cotton 5% spandex).
Because there are so many options available, the fabric requirements are given for the options that use the most and least amount of fabric so you can be aware of the range. The pattern includes a work page with mini pattern pieces you can cut out and a mini yardage measurement rectangle so you can place the pattern pieces on the yardage rectangle to see the exact amount you will need for your option.
3-12 months Tunic Length, Cowl Neck, Long Sleeves: 3/4 yard
3-12 months Shirt Length, Neck Band, Short Sleeves: 1/2 yard
1-3 years Tunic Length, Cowl Neck, Long Sleeves: 1 yard
1-3 years Shirt Length, Neck Band, Short Sleeves: 1/2 yard
3-6 years Tunic Length, Cowl Neck, Long Sleeves: 1 1/4 yard
3-6 years Shirt Length, Neck Band, Short Sleeves: 3/4 yard

For Optional Faux Drawstring:
• Scrap of woven fabric for drawstring eyelet reinforcement and drawstring ends (two 1.5” x 1.5” pieces and two 1.25” x 2.5” pieces) OR scraps of vinyl or leather (two 1” x 1” pieces and two 0.75” x 2” pieces). 2 eyelet or grommet sets, approx. 12” of cording, awl or seam ripper.
• Coordinating thread
• Ballpoint needles and pins.
• Sewing machine or serger (you will need a sewing machine if you choose to do top stitching or the optional drawstring).
• Chalk or water soluble marker
• Fabric scissors or rotary cutter & mat
• Iron & ironing board
• Scissors & tape (for pattern assembly).
• Optional (but helpful) Wonder Tape & Fray Check

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Why Are Grow With Me Patterns so Awesome?

I love Grow with Me clothing for so many reasons! It saves you time, money, and can even help save the environment.

-Saving You Time and Money: One of the biggest reasons we love Grow with Me clothing around here is because I spend so much time making clothing for my kids, I don’t want them to outgrow it right away (especially when I really love the fabric!). This also means they will go through less clothing, saving you money!

-Selling Grow With Me Clothing: I also used to sell handmade baby clothing and I found it hard to justify charging fair prices for my work, but once I started expanding to Grow With Me sizes, it was easier for me to justify the price to my customers because they could see the value easier.

-Environmentally Sustainable: Another huge reason I love Grow with Me clothing is the sustainability factor. Kids outgrow clothing so fast! It’s not only hard on the wallet, it’s also hard on the environment. According the a post on The Guardian, if we can extend our clothing lifespan by 9 months, we can reduce our carbon footprint by 20-30%!
Grow with Me clothing can be a more environmentally friendly way to clothe our kids!

-Fits the In Between Sizes: We also love that Grow With Me clothing fits even during those odd in between size where their legs are too long for their current size, but their waist is too small for the next size up!

-Diaper Bag Essential: Grow with Me clothing also makes great diaper bag clothing! If you are anything like me and you forget to change out the clothing in your diaper bag regular, Grow with Me clothing can really save you! I keep some tester version of my patterns in the car so there is always an outfit that will fit my kids if we have a mess emergency.

    Average review
    Superbe and easy!
    Jul 31, 2018 by Marie-Soleil Chevalier
    Jul 12, 2018 by Taylor
    Patron très bien fait et facile à comprendre
    Jul 4, 2018 by honeyoceane
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    Instructions were very straightforward and turned out perfect!!!
    Jun 24, 2018 by niki Ludington
    Great pattern, easy to use. Nice helpfull pictures.
    Jun 21, 2018 by Valérie Pesant

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