I chose to sew the top version in a slim size 8 (hooray for slim sizes!). I couldn't decide on what fabric I wanted to use and stood staring at my stash for quite a while, but nothing jumped out at me. Then I went to my up-cycle basket, and pulled out this adorable striped shirt. It was on sale last summer for $1 and was a size 3X. I knew it would be used for something eventually.
I was even able to use the cool bottom hem, which was a bonus, because I didn't have to actually hem the shirt AND it looks like I added a band to the bottom of the shirt. Also the 3X blouse was already sewn in the chevron pattern, so I didn't even have to figure out how to do that!
All in all the summer surprise is a really quick sew. I finished the neck and arm bindings with FOE (fold over elastic) from my stash (making it an even quicker finish).
A cute summer top for a cute summer loving girl. I love it when I make clothes that my children will actually wear. :)
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