Looking for summer tops for your girls? Look no further, the newest pattern from Petite Stitchery*, the Kids Phoenix Crop, Top and Maxi, is a great staple pattern with different options for strappy tops. There are 4 different necklines and I have sewed three of them. Have a look at the cute tops I sewed for our eldest.
There are different options for the neckline and you can combine these different necklines for the front and the back of the top. The first one I am showing you is a top with a peek-a-boo at the back of the top. Great for using scraps and combining different fabrics. For the front I used the regular scoop neckline.
For the second top I used the square neckline for both the front and the back of the top. I slightly hacked the front because I didn’t have enough of the flower fabric. The pattern is not only great for tops, but also for a swimsuit top. Since also a crop length and shelf bra is included (there is also a women’s pattern available) you can also make a bikini or top swimsuit with the pattern. Lastly, there is a maxi length included. Since I already made several maxi length dresses the last couple of months I did not sew a maxi dress. But I know my eldest would love the maxi option.
Below you see the different necklines that I sewed: regular scoop neckline, square neckline (front and back) and square neckline with a peek-a-boo back. There is also a high neckline, which I didn’t sew. Other option is a flounce. This pattern is great for summer!
Fabric: the flower fabric from the first top was a leftover from these dresses, the top of the peek-a-boo was a leftover from this dress, the rest I already have in my stash for a long time
Options: 4 different necklines, 4 different lengths (shelf bra, crop, top and maxi)
Sewing time: 1,5 hour
# Fabric this week: 0 in – 4 out (Total fabric in 2020: bought 41 new fabric – used 68 fabric – 28 scrap piece – 5 gifted fabric) – in total 41 in 101 out
# Patterns in 2020: 3 in – 7 out
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