Christmas in July with EYMM

We are so happy to be a part of EYMM’s Christmas in July Blog tour. When I got home from work today my daughter was on the couch under a blanket laying on the pillows.  All she needed was some hot chocolate.  I thought OH! She’s mentally preparing herself.  My awesome little model was ready to go.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but during the holiday season we have SO MANY events, and not all of them are dress friendly.  Some are very casual.  So I decided to make her a cute top that can be dressed up or down for Christmas events. In walked the Girl’s Piko Top*. The Piko Top has 3 hem options and 3 hem lengths.  I chose the side tail hem and the long sleeves.

The listing said it was a quick sew.  Every time I see that my first thought is “YEAH RIGHT!”.  So color me surprised that it really was a quick sew.


Picture it Sicily 19…  Sorry, I love The Golden Girls. Picture it, you have yet another Christmas event. Your daughter has nothing to wear to go make cookies and still look festive.  This top will take you literally an hour from cut to sew.

We usually have at least 3 Meet Santa events, she will be in pre-school this year, so there’s the school Christmas Party, there are also Christmas parties with friends and family.  We also go to community holiday events and last but not least the firemen come around dressed as Santa.  As you can see we are in desperate need of casual holiday wear.

She loves her new top and the Art Gallery Bucks scream Christmas. No?  I added an inch to the length and didn’t hem the sleeves.  I’m hoping we don’t have any crazy growth spurts, because this top is too cute. If she does grow out of it… No worries it only takes an hour to make!


Have you checked out any of the other blogs during this tour? Make sure you do. There are some good things being made.

*This link is an affiliate link.  If you choose to purchase this pattern I get a small percentage of the sale.  Can we say fabric stash fund?


Don’t miss any of the stops on the EYMM Christmas in July Tour! (Note: the direct links below will not work until their specified date, but feel free to click through and check out other posts on�their blogs at any time.)

July 20 – Capture, Craft, and Cook

July 21 – Needles to Say

July 22 – Tales of a Tester

July 23 – Inspinration and Sewing by Ti

July 24 – Adventures With Bubba and Bug and Blessed x Five

July 25 – Roundup post�at�EYMM

There are only 22 weekends left until Christmas. Start your holiday sewing projects now so you can spend more time with your family during the season! Use code�22WEEKEND to save�22% off ALL�patterns in the EYMM shop�now through 7/25/16 at 11:59pm PST.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Inspinration says:

    I love the red pop of the sleeves!


  2. tibecayao says:

    What a cutie. Those deer fabrics are perfect for Christmas.


  3. Joelle says:

    Your little girl is adorable and the casual look was a genius addition to the tour! Thanks for joining in!


    1. melkitho says:

      Thanks for having me!


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