Summer is finally here!
With school ending, I had some non-dedicated sewing time and decided it was high time to whip up a fun, summery outfit for my middle daughter (who is now a SECOND GRADER!) What says summer more than a cute halter top in a fun print? This is the Be Trendy Halter Top by Ellie and Mac, and I have a copy to give to a lucky reader! The skirt is SLPco’s free Gracie’s Pocket Skirt, and all three of the fabrics came from JoAnn Fabrics.
This super simple sew is fully lined and so quick. In fact, with the full lining, it wouldn’t take too much effort to alter the waistband so the top could be reversible (how fun would that be? Why didn’t I think of that sooner??) I don’t think this took me much more than an hour, including printing, taping, and cutting, and I am NOT a fast sewist. The ties are what takes longest, but it’s really worth it to take it slow and follow the instructions.
This one would even be cute by taking the straps down to make a criss cross back instead of the tie, if you’re so inclined. You could also make a casing to include some elastic along the back if you’d like to keep the back a little higher. The best part is that my little Ellie loves it!
For your chance to win a copy of Ellie and Mac’s Be Trendy Halter, like both the Sew and Tell Project and Ellie and Mac Patterns on Facebook, and leave a comment below! I’ll randomly choose a winner on Wednesday, June 14. Happy sewing!