Since the practice crop shirt I made yesterday turned out so quick and easy. I though I would make one for real. We bought 3/4 of a yard of this fabric and a taffy pink zipper.
I'm a little old school when it comes to zippers-they should be hidden and match the fabric. I've seen a lot of exposed zippers on Project Runway and the original tutorial by Suburbs Mama had one, so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm glad I did-I really love it! (it's actually cuter in person when you can really see all the texture of the zipper) Hidden zippers are all about function, while exposed zippers add a fun embellishment.
She wanted it a little more fitted so she could wear it over a long-sleeve shirt. I think she's adorable!
She mentioned several times this morning how cute she felt. I think any day you can send a kid to middle school "feeling cute" is a good day :)
Last year, I made us a bunch of maxi-skirts, but I think this is going to be the year of the cropped shirt. They are so easy and w/ a little tweaking, you can get an entire new look form the same basic idea.
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