Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sewing A Sweet Children's Owl Shirt

When you haven't sewn in decades, every little project seems like a triumph. This little top that I sewed for my granddaughter, made me enormously happy.

I can see myself sewing more complex projects in the future, and getting back to a part of my life that I really loved. When my five children were growing up, I just couldn't find the time to sew. But now that I have free time, I'm very excited!!

This top was quite easy, and I finished it in a few hours. I love that Ashley can wear it now as a summer top, and still wear it into the fall and winter with a long sleeved shirt underneath it.

The pattern is a Butterick See&Sew, pattern #3889.
I made the short top, but you can also make the cute dress. Again, it can be worn in the colder months with the addition of a shirt underneath it.

I really think the owls are cute!

If you make this top, I do advise measuring the length of your child's torso because this actually is a little shorter than I thought it would be.
Next time I will lengthen it a little, something that is super easy to do.

I really am having fun getting back into sewing. My daughter Megan just bought her very first sewing machine, so I'm excited to see what projects she starts sewing too.


  1. LOVE this so cute! Owls are my fav and she looks so cute in it.

  2. Aww, thanks so much!! I love the owls too :)