Technically it's spring, but here it is summer already, after the brief respite from the heat that is our winter.
This easy top that I sewed for my little girl was made after I reused a pillow cover that just didn't do it for me. I used the pillow cover for a couple of days, and then decided that this print was better suited for a summer top.
It's made with a half yard of fabric, I bought it a long time ago so I can't find the name of that print. But if you want something similar it won't be hard to find something similar (it reminds me of my grandma's bedsheets, for some reason).
This is another one sewn without a pattern, cause I am too cheap frugal to pay for them. Almost everything I sew is made without a pattern. I am a free soul, baby!
Ahem... I admit I cannot make that many things without patterns, so I save my money for special pieces of clothing, like my pants and some of my tops. If you need a pattern, that's OK too. It saves you a lot of time with a seam ripper. And some hair-pulling disasters.
The skirt with elastic band was also made from another half yard. The bottom-end was not hemmed but left with just the serged edge. I like the look of it on some things, and in this occasion it worked nicely.
The top is gathered just slightly and it closes with 3 buttons. I made a flower with scrap fabric and ragged the edges. I gathered all the layers and sewed a buttonhole in the center. I pass the top button through the buttonhole on the flower for a different look. It can be removed for laundry and in case I get tired of it.
A brand new outfit for less than 7 dollars-worth of fabric (they were from the discount "bin"), and one hour of sewing make a very happy little girl.