It would be really fun to recreate your child's favorite princess using this pattern. Really your imagination is the limit here. It would be very easy (and fun) to quickly and easily sew a top for each day of the week. The bottom ruffle is optional, and you can choose to bind the sleeves or use elastic to gather them with to a ruffle finish. I opted for a simple version with my own applique added. I also love how the top stitching really completes the look and adds to the professional finish of this project.
I used rolled hems on my ruffles, sleeves, and the back bodice piece that is shirred. Instructions are given for using a simple hem if you do not have the ability to do a rolled hem. The bodice is fully lined which is a lovely way to hide any stitching from the embellishments that you choose to use.
The puffy sleeves really add to the "princess" look of this top. I used a rolled hem on the edges and then stitched over a length of narrow elastic to gather the sleeves. Instructions are included for creating a gathered bound edge sleeve as well. (I received this pattern for free in order to participate in this blog tour. I wasn't required to write a positive blog post about it, nor was I required to share about the pattern on social media. I only share with my readers those products and services that I love.)
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Feb 8- Larissa from Connected By a Thread
Feb 9- Tibeca from Sewing by Ti
Feb 10- Robin from My Little Lady & Gentleman
Feb 11- Patricia from Sew Far North
Feb 12- Linda from Sew Happily Ever After
Feb 15- Larissa from Connected by a Thread
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Feb 16- Amy from Wally and Grace
Feb 18- Ula from Lulu & Celeste