Friday, February 10, 2012

Crop Shirt

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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9 comments:

  1. A asked me today how come I don't make her any cute clothes. I told her that she should make them! Does R know how to sew and make clothes?

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    1. I've wanted to teach her. We made some PJ's together once w/ a friend. She loves designing the clothes and is always up for a trip to the fabric store, but hasn't really taken any interest in the sewing part. She loves making accessories. Maybe we'll work on sewing more this summer.

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  3. Super cute top! I always loved it when my daughter felt cute for school! It makes a mom feel good! I am a new follower through GFC and Linky! ~ Barbara

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  4. Hi I'm a new follower from linky tools,thanks for letting me add my hops,would love you to link up on Monday ?:)

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  5. Hello, I just joined the linky party. I'm a little late because my blog has been acting up. This is my first, so I hope I am doing everything right. I am posting links on the page I submitted.

    Cute top. Wish I liked to sew. I see a lot of cute things. But I just never could get into it, so I can only do the easy basic thing. Never have put a zipper in.

    Please stop by for a visit.
    Have a great day.

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    1. @ Mixed Kreations, I didn't see your link. Let me know if you have any questions how to link up.

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