Now I know what you're thinking...."a CROP TOP?? Inspired by HARRY POTTER??" But trust me, it's pretty much the cutest thing you've ever seen...
Am I right? The crop top pattern is available as a FREE download from my friend Melissa of Rebel & Malice in size 4. She designed it as a Rockabilly inspired top and the shape is adorable.
I joined in a blogger tutorial swap where the idea was to take a tutorial from your partner's blog, follow it, and post about what you made. I was paired up with Melissa and as soon as I saw the crop top I knew I had to make one.
Bean is just about out of most size 4's so it's a bit snug, but the elastic in the back means it's still comfortable to wear. I think the back view is my favorite. Plus Bean got her hair cut last week so she can finally wear it down without it getting into a thousand tangles so it's nice to see some pics with her hair not pulled back, hehe.
The tutorial was super easy to follow and the steps were clear. The seam allowance I used was 5/8" and everything fit perfectly together. Bean is wearing the crop top with her Paneled Sunsuit Shorts which is a cute combination.
When I was trying to come up with something fun for this year's Harry Potter Celebration (remember this fun Invisibility Cloak from last year?), I was a bit stumped until I saw the little shirt collar pieces on the front of the Rebel & Malice crop top. I thought it'd be cute to add a tie and sew it up in Griffindor colors and am so pleased with how it turned out.
The tie is attached at the top of the bodice and I tacked it down around the "knot" section, but the rest of the the tie is free to move which just adds to the cuteness. Are you excited to see more Harry inspired goodness? Click through to Rae Gun Ramblings for the rest of the fun series.
And of course there's a fantastic giveaway for the Happy Harry Potter series and the winner will receive the following awesome Harry Potter and bookish prizes!
- The September Bookish Box from Appraising Pages (includes a shirt by Appraising Pages Shop and 3-5 feminine home, beauty, and fashion items)
- I Solemnly Swear That I Am Up To No Good Necklace from Bookish Sphere
- Marauders Map Stacking Mugs from A Bird in the Hand Crafts
- 25$ Shop Credit (for in stock items) from Tiny Book Town (super cute bookish jewelry pictured Narnia book necklace and Mystery and Adventure necklace)
- Deathly Hallows Necklace, Personalized Hogwarts Acceptance Letter, and Golden Snitch Ornament (any house colors) from Pieces by Polly
- 40$ Shop Credit from Rae Gun (pictured above House Elf Apron, Hogwart's House Tie Necklace, Make Love Not Horcruxes Bag but anything in the shop is available)
- 20$ Amazon.com gift card!
- The August Owl Crate from Owl Crate (this will include an upbeat mystery novel, as well as a bunch of items paying homage to literature's most-loved detectives)