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:
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|Retro Glam Skirt Pattern|
|Seaside Romper Pattern|
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