Just in case you don't know what a sew-along is, I'll try to explain. The organizer of the sew-along posts a sewing schedule and a theme for a certain pattern. In this case, the pattern was the Soda Pop Polo and the theme was "Make it your own". Plus there are PRIZES. Who doesn't love prizes? I'm keeping my fingers crossed as there are a few patterns I've been eyeballing!
I've been using up quite a bit of my cute girly knit fabric in the past couple of months. For this shirt I had to get a bit creative. I've also had a huge pile of cool shirts that have been begging to be re-purposed into something new. I dug through that pile and combined parts of the shirts with several larger pieces of scraps from past projects to create this one-of-a-kind top.
Let's talk about that placket. It sounds so intimidating. But it's so easy! I promise! This is the fourth placket I've sewn and I think I can do it in my sleep now. :) I love, love, love the professional results.
And then there's the back of the shirt (and probably my most favorite detail). I simply LOVE this ruffle fabric. The color is perfectly cheery and the ruffles blow in the wind when she plays. What little girl doesn't adore ruffles? (OK, let's be real here, my girls don't do ruffles too often, but I think this shirt might be an exception!)
It was so much fun to participate in the sew-along, but more importantly to make something so cute (and comfy) that my dear little Alivia has worn it every day since it was finished!
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