It’s VBS week at my church! My daughter is in the “Purple Guppies” class, and so I wanted her to have something purple to wear on color night– getting into the spirit of the theme nights is part of the fun! However, when I looked into her closet, I realized she literally had nothing purple in her currently-fitting wardrobe (besides her princess dresses, bathing suit, and ballet leotard, none of which are appropriate for playing and crafting at VBS!).
I did a quick look when we were out running errands and found nothing that I really liked. However, I did find my own lavender T-shirt– one that I actually wore last year for VBS (the snacks crew had lavender as a team color). Lavender is not a color I normally wear, so I was more than happy to sacrifice my T-shirt to become something that would be more well-loved.
A Pinterest search for something like “easy knit top girl” led me to THIS great flutter sleeve top (and free pattern). Even though the pattern is nominally size 4T, I found it was the perfect fit for my girl, who is wearing size 5 or 6 girls’ clothes right now. I pretty much followed the tutorial and pattern almost exactly as it was written– except that I upcycled a T-shirt rather than using woven fabric. (I didn’t add pom-pom trim to to the bottom hem because I made use of the existing T-shirt hem ;-)). Before I put the shirt pieces together, I fused the “Submerged” decal to the front of the shirt.
This was a super-easy sew– a really fun diversion from some longer-term, more complex projects I’ve been working on. It took me one nap/quiet time to finish! I could definitely see myself making more of these…