One big reason I made so many is that the girls are slightly different in size, even though they are the same exact age. So I couldn't decide on whether to make 2Ts or 3Ts. Of course I made both! Here are some cut up and ready for the assembly line...
Second, there are so many options for making the skipper top - you can topstitch or add banding to the arms, waist, and neck, or even do a combination of topstitching and banding (which I plan to do next time). You can then embelish the top with lace or add a pocket. There are two adorable pockets to pick from - a pentagonal and heart. I LOVE the pockets!
Foraging through my scraps to find interesting fabric combinations has been a lot of fun! I had no idea I'd actually find a use for some of the cuts that I had saved. Most of the quilting fabric is from JoAnn's or Fabricworm. The solid color knits and grey/orange stripe are from JoAnn's, and all the fun prints/stripes are from Girl Charlee. Anyway, ready to see the tops?!?
Banded with Heart Pocket
Topstitched with Pentagonal Pocket
|My favorite fabric combo EVER - so pretty, I just stare at it sometimes...|
|at Dutch Wonderland|
And my interpretation of rocker Skipper Tops using black/white/pink...
So there they all are. I hope I inspired some peeps to try out this awesome pattern! The pattern instructions take you step-by-step through each part of assembly with color photos that are super helpful. It was obviously a quick sew, or I wouldn't have made so many. Plus there is SO much information in the pattern instructions on how to sew with knits, so don't be intimidated if you don't sew with them often. Happy sewing!
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