Here's a top that I have made for our 10 year old grand from a skirt of mine. I forgot to take a picture of the skirt before I cut into it. It was a simple a-line 50% linen skirt with a yoke at the waist that hit just above my knee. I love the embellishment of the scalloped lengths of trim sewn down in a flared pattern. It no longer fit, and I had only worn it a few times, anyway. I decided it was really shorter than I wanted to wear my skirts. I've decided lately that I am not going to throw out or give away any of mine or my mom's clothing until I have decided if perhaps I can refashion them into something else. Some of the fabrics are way too nice to do away with them.
I sewed French seams on the shoulders and side seams. I clean finished the bottom edge for a hem, and VOILA a top for our grand.
I think this top will be casual and cute with a pair of bermuda shorts or a little dressy with a skirt.
I hope she likes it.
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