Monday, September 2, 2013

Fly Girl Pattern - Version 2

Hello again!  Did I peak your interest yesterday with the promise of revealing my second Fly Girl Pattern Top and a Little Lizard King gift certificate?!  I certainly hope I did!  And I'm here today to deliver.  (In case you have no idea what I'm talking about, yesterday I shared the first Little Lizard King Fly Girl Pattern top that I made.  You can read the review HERE.)

Here it is!  My Fly Girl with a closed back and button closure!  Ta-da!



The first one didn't take too long to make, but the second one always goes together so much faster! I finished this one in about an hour and a half!

With the first Fly Girl top I made, I sewed up a pair of shorts to match.  But this time, I really didn't want to make another pair of shorts.  Lucky for me that I found enough of these fabrics that I used to make Ella a top and matching shorts with last year (she looks so tiny back then).  The shorts still fit, but the old top is now too small.  Now she'll have another cute coordinating outfit with me just doing half the work! Yay!


For Version 2 of the Fly Girl, I chose to use a smaller size since the first one was a little large.  This one is a perfect fit!  The sleeves are just right and the length is short enough to show off more of her shorts but not too short that her belly is exposed.



Here are a couple of quick comparison pics so you can see the difference between the Size 6 Open Back/Bow closure Fly Girl and the Size 4 Closed Back/Button Closure Fly Girl.



My Version 2 of the top has a closed back, and I opted to use the button closure in lieu of the bow. This is definitely my preferred option for the Fly Girl Pattern.



And instead of using elastic for the button loop, I whipped up a quick little tab using a left over piece of bias binding.


I found this giant green button that I've been dying to use on just the right project.  The button looks a little brighter in the photo below, but it really is a great match to the green in the fabric.


I hope you like both of my Fly Girl Tops as much as Ella and I do!  This design is so fun and whimsical and a treat to sew.  Buy your copy of the pattern from the Little Lizard King Shop today!

Be sure to come back on Tuesday for more info on the scalloped edge shorts with pockets that I made to go with the first Fly Girl Top.

But now, onto the giveaway!  Little Lizard King has generously offered up a $35 shop credit to one lucky sewVery reader!  You could pick out a lot of great LLK patterns with that prize!  Here are few of my favorites:

Marilyn Halter Pattern

Retro Glam Skirt Pattern

Roundabout Pattern
(Read about my test version of the Roundabout HERE.)

Seaside Romper Pattern
Just enter through the Rafflecopter widget below for a maximum of 6 entries, and I'll announce the winner next Monday, September 9th, here on the blog and on my sewVery Facebook page. Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great week!

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93 comments:

  1. Cute top! I would definitely make the button closure for my active girl. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. I am gonna buy this pattern today and will make the closed back...probably for Halloween!!

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  3. I like the closed back button option for sure!

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  4. I love the color combo on the ribbon back one. So cute!

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  5. I think I prefer the closed back with button. Both are darling.

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  6. I already follow under amy mayen (sewsnbows) and I already like everyone on fb so this was the easiest raffle copter ever!

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  7. I signed up on Bloglovin' as keljo73.

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  8. I really like the bow, but the closed back w/ the button is so much better. Perhaps a closed back with a bow too???

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  9. Both versions are cute but I prefer the closed back with the button.

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  10. I think my bloglovin name is allierw.

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  11. I would probably end up making the closed version, but I love your open back version!

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  12. following via bloglovin'- username coriclemmer

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  13. close back with button - or maybe closed back wiht bow ... oh wait, that wasn't an option ;op

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  14. I like the closed back but the back is lovely for the bow. If I won I would probably have to make a morp of the two.

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  15. We already follow with Shaffer Sisters

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  16. I like the open back and bow - but honestly I would sew the closed one more !

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  17. I follow you by email. Bloglovin is not letting me sign in even though I follow others with bloglovin. Grrr. I do follow by email bloglovin name is PeggieL in case it did go through and not telling me!

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  18. I'm thecraftingfiend@gmail.com on blogloving.. I don't remember the name I signed up for though - probably the same as here haha

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  19. I love the closed back! atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I follow you on Bloglovin! atabanana29 (at)gmail (dot) com

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  21. closed back with button for now.

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  22. Definitely like the closed back top better!!! Great fabric choices, as always, Veronica and I love the ric rac on the sleeve caps. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  23. I really like the closed back version! Our summers have lots of mosquitoes, and I try to cover up my girl as much as I can without making her too hot, so the closed back is much better!

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  24. i'm following on bloglovin'. user name is: ginac

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  25. following on bloglovin. user name lshort808, email - picsie124@yahoo.com

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  26. i LOVE open backs, i even layer them in the winter to get lots of wear out of them :) picsie124@yahoo.com

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  27. I really like the open backs, but I can see the practical draws to the button closure! I follow @onceuponasewingmachine on bloglovin

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  28. Alright, here we go again! O-M-G!! Ok, breakdown-Not only do I LOVE the second version better, (not sure if it is the fit, the closure, bodice all one print or those SCRUMPTIOUS fabric choices!), but I am SEW Star struck! You have rocked my socks off AGAIN! You REALLY make me wish I had a girl this age/size to sew for!!! Keep up the good work! Thanks for sharing your creativity! YES, I too like this version MUCH better kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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  29. I love the open back with the bow - but I also like the closed version too and it is more practical in the winter! Love patterns with options!

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  30. I follow on bloglovin' already! Janey Millar

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  31. Both are such cute versions though I think I would prefer the closed back most of the time. The bow option would be fun for a special summer top. Thanks for the inspiration Veronica! I always love reading your posts! Oh, and of course I am a BlogLoving follower, user name Christine or Christine Ousley. :)
    Have a great day!

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  32. I prefer the closed back
    And I follow with bloglovin

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  33. Definitely prefer the closed back! I joined up blogloving as Abbie Daniels

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  34. I already follow via Bloglovin, {stalker, remember?} & my user name is kweenbee612
    kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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  35. I love both versions, but I think I prefer the closed back for when they're in car seats. :)

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  36. Following! I'm ccinal on Bloglovin'

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  37. I love the open back version - adorable!

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  38. I absolutely LOVE the open back with the bow. Being in the Texas heat, it would definitely let her breathe :) I think too it would be great with a tank/cami underneath for those active little ones.

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  39. I follow on Bloglovin' - name is Abbe L. Coury

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  40. I love the fabrics on the one with the bow! I think I'll try it without the bow first... already bought the pattern!

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  41. I followed! Bethany Taylor Tefertiller

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  42. I like the closed back with the button!

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  43. Following on bloglovin
    Just Bobbin Along

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  44. I really like the open back for the hot summer days :)

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  45. I like the closed back but I love the bow, I would combined them.

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  46. I like the closed back version better and so glad they included it in the pattern!

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  47. I already follow your blog! Kelly Peterson Smith

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  48. I love this pattern and would love to win it! I love a LLK patterns!

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  49. I prefer the closed back with a button closure! They are both adorable though! Thanks for the chance!

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  50. I perfer to have an open back in summer and closed in winter

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  51. Follow your blog. Holly Fielder Bowers

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  52. I always prefer closed back options.

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  53. Loving the closed back with the button!

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  54. I love the closed back with button.

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  55. I follow on blog loving. Angeli08

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  56. Open back with bow. Love them both though!

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  57. They are both cute but I do like #2 best

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  58. Button back, so cute!

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  59. I'm liking the closed back. Very cute - want it!

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  60. I love the open back with the bow!

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  61. I like the open back with the bow, but the other is more practical, probably.

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  62. My bloglovin name is kristinsorth.

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  63. Love the way the closed back looks with the button!

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  64. i like the bow on the open back.

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  65. following via bloglovin as katie pinkelman

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  66. I like the look of the closed back version.

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  67. My Bloglovin' profile name is dolbydawgs.

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  68. Both are cute but I prefer the closed back with a button because I don't like open backs on little girls.

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  69. I'm following as Faith K. Wild-Washegesic

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  70. Thank you for showing the size comparison! I am always wondering which size to make for my daughter since she is small in the shoulders with a longer torso - I like the button back the best!

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  71. I like the closed back version.

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  72. I like the button back better. My girls don't care for things that tie in the back too much.

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  73. following on blogloving - gina arnold johnson

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  74. I prefer the closed back. SO cute!
    ~Jenn

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  75. JennQuesenberryCrookston (I think is what it said it was :)

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  76. I like the closed button option best but the bow version is adorable too!

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  77. I love the open back, layered over a sweet long sleeved top...would look sweet!!

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  78. I follow you on bloglovin undere "justjayma"

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  79. I like the open back because of the bow!!!

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  81. I already follow you on Bloglovin -- sheri nelson fowler!

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  82. Following you on bloglovin as lollipopspaisley1

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