The Ijsje Top Sewing Pattern for sizes 2y-12y

Breezy and sweet, this top would be the perfect picnic shirt for your little one. Made out of knits, the top of the bodice is well fitting with a simple gathered accent fabric creating a casual and cool top that doesn’t cling or get in the way of playing. An alternative method of binding the neckline and armholes helps the beginner sewer create a more finished looking garment.

Sewing level recommended: Intermediate

The Ijsje Top pattern fits 2 to 12. Also available is The Ijsje Top Little Girls for sizes 2 to 6 and The Ijsje Top Big Girls for 6 to 12.

All of The Eli Monster sewing patterns come with full color photographs to compliment the step by step instructions. Never second guess where you are supposed to sew or place. All pattern pieces are computer drawn; to save paper, cutting dimensions for rectangular pieces is included in leu of drawn out pieces.


  • Step by step Instructions with photo illustrations
  • US Imperial Measurements
  • Size 2 year - 12 year
  • Sewing Level Intermediate

Materials you need at home:

  • 1/4 yard Cotton Jersey or Interlock for yoke
  • 1/2 yard Cotton Jersey or Interlock for body
  • Coordinating thread
  • 2 1/2" x 1 yard light interfacing -OR- 1 yard clear swimsuit elastic (OPTIONAL)
  • Double needle (OPTIONAL)
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The Eli Monster

Steph began sewing as a small child. As an adult, she combined that knowledge of sewing with her enthusiasm for human factors and ergonomics to create sewing patterns that are both beautiful and well fitting. The Eli Monster’s patterns break down intimidating techniques into smaller steps to walk even absolute beginners through each pattern. The Eli Monster combines the look of vintage with modern, time saving techniques.

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