+ A day out in the flounce DIY (with changes!)

I’m not going to lie, I made this TOP a few years or so ago and haven’t worn it once since. Keep in mind I was pregnant/loosing baby weight/breastfeeding for at least a couple years of it. But still! I’ve always loved the top, super girly and fun. And the day I wore it (pictured) finally, I got tons of compliments (Too bad I upcycled it out of a thrifted bed sheet) and further urging me to make another one with better fabric and line it with thinner material (or not at all) for the flounce sleeves. Find theย tutorial HERE. I did make it a dress knit version here that I love and need to make non-maternity fyi!
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  1. Hi Liz, You’ve had a lot on your plate lately. Even while buys with a baby you made time to sew and create – you’re a solider. Please keep going creating is so invigorating.
    This is a lovely top. It would look great on tweens too, not too girly nor revealing!
    This gives me ideas for grand-girls. As for me – I’m already too big on top – don’t need anything else there (hee hee) – – – but on you it is fab-U-lous! Congrats on making it and thanks for sharing it! Please share more projects.

  2. What a lovely top. After reading your post I took a second glance at the fabric you used, and realized it is the same fabric from my childhood bedroom! :) Thanks for another fabulous tutorial. I’m looking forward to see what you come up with next.

  3. WOW it is so beautiful!! :))

  4. beautiful pictures with kid. thanks for sharing it.

  5. That is so cute! I love upcycling old things. I’ve got a couple of old shirts that are just BEGGING to be made into little girl skirts!

    So glad to have found a fellow sewing sister! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Ha — my sewing student and I made a pattern for this top last year. I think Gigi Hadad has one similar? You trend setter you. ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. I have always loved your blog! Yours was one of the very first sewing blogs I ever discovered and you inspired me to start upcycling, which I feel was a much needed improvement for both my budget and the environment. Anywho, love that top! I might have to make one now that I am finally done breastfeeding for awhile!

  8. Love your style..You are looking awesome..

  9. A beautiful, fun summer top. Reminds me of sundresses from little-girl days!

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