I have been impatiently waiting the release of this pattern! I discovered Mingo and Grace after she was featured in the children’s fashion e-magazine Stylo. I loved her contemporary style and her daughters curls made my heart swoon.
When I was picked to test her newest pattern I was elated. This pattern features a darling, boxy crop top with short, 3/4 quarter, or sleeveless options. The cute skirt can have a full elastic waistband or a flat front/elastic back.
I loved the retro feel of this pattern. I used some black and white gingham (another LA score) and Payton’s fabric combo is from Hobby Lobby (they totally stepped up their fabric game with this new collection!). I did the flat front skirt option and added pleats to Payton’s to change it up a bit.
That last pic of Sophie is why I sew, see those legs?!!! That girl is so tall and skinny and has such a hard time finding clothes that fit. Thank goodness I can help the girl out 😉
How ’bout those buttons up the back? So cute, right?!
Paired with jeans, the top is perfect for school or play. The mix and match options with this set are endless.
I made the top out of floral ponte and it’s so chic too! It’s perfect with a tank underneath and jeans. I think these pieces will get mixed and matched and worn over and over. I love the simplicity and elegance of this pattern. Pick up your copy as fast as you can- I can’t get enough of it! Head on over before 9/7/15 and use code LABORDAY20 for 20% off or join her Facebook Group for even more savings!
To check out more tester picks head over to Candice Ayala. Her version is so preppy cute and shows how versatile this pattern can be!