Monday, June 16, 2014

Polka Dot Swing Top: A Variation on Simplicty 2404

I am CRAZY for polka dots this summer. I just can't get enough of them. I saw them all over Rome this spring, on the streets and in boutiques, and when I got back one of the first things I did was buy some polka dot jersey.

This took less than 2 hours from start to finish- immediate sewing gratification! I just took the bodice of 2404 and lengthened it out into a tunic-y top. It's a woven pattern, but I wanted a flowy top, so I didn't worry about the extra ease. In fact, I added some more to make this top extra swing-y.

I made a polka dot top for Little Bug with the leftover fabric, but she wouldn't wear it for photos today. She chose her purple and green polka-dot skirt instead (thrifted!).

The edges are bound with strips of the same knit. Super-simple, and fun to wear for summer! The shorts are my absolute favorite knit shorts from Lululemon. Can't get them anymore, so cloning them is on the sewing to do list.

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