Top Knot Fabric Inspiration

I have made quite a few Top Knots so far and I’m looking forward to making a few more. When my testers sewed up pretty amazing versions (you can check out all of their versions HERE), it got me thinking that it would be fun to round up some on-line resources for you, too. On-line fabric shopping is one of my favorite things and all of these fabrics are from some of my favorite on-line shops: Imagine GnatsRaspberry Creek & Miss Matatabi. I hope you enjoy!
As a reminder, the Top Knot Romper, Dress & Tunic is designed for a light-weight woven fabric. My favorites have been Challis & Chambray. Other good fabric options are Crepe, Double Gauze, Lawn and Linen.
You can grab your copy of the Top Knot Pattern HERE. Choose your view and find the perfect fabric below!
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All over floral print fabric reference

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I had a few testers, including Bettina and Catherine, who sewed the Top Knot in small scale floral and I LOVED it. This all over small scale floral worked for all versions of the Top Knot Romper and Dress. I purchased #2 & #4 already!


TEXTURED fabric reference

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A simple textured fabric is equally beautiful and classic. I loved this version Esther made for her daughter. There are loads of awesome chambray, double gauze and linen blends that have a great drape and subtle texture. You won’t have a hard time recreating this look.


Aztec print fabric reference

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I’ve been seeing a lot of aztec printed rompers on Pinterest. I would totally wear this style and I think it would be adorable on a little girl or teen. One of my testers, Indu, made her daughter an ikat print Top Knot romper that has a similar vibe. Stone Mountain and Daughter has a very cool selection of ikat fabric, which might be too heavy for the Top Knot style but I love it none the less. The above fabric recommendations are all light weight and suitable for the Top Knot pattern.


DOT print fabric reference

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Who doesn’t love polka dots?! Here are a few dot print options that would be so sweet on your little one! You could also hack the pattern to add ruffles and bows!


Tie Dye print fabric reference

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Last but not least, I’ve been obsessing over the indigo and shibori dyed prints that have been all over! I have plans to indigo dye with my girlfriends this summer. Both Raspberry Creek and Imagine Gnats offer this fabric and I have already bought a few yards with the intention of sewing a Top Knot Dress for my eldest, but now I’m thinking I should keep it for myself…

I hope you enjoyed this round up and I would love to know what fabric you would choose for your Top Knot!

Gabriela

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