OSK Pattern Hack: Tweak your Popsicle Top to a Midriff Top

Today I was sewing up these fab glitter jeans as a pattern test.  (They are the new CowGirl Ranch Chaps from an amazing new designer, 18onMain).  This pattern is so well done, with such incredible detail and photography.  I made mine without the sewn in chaps (no horses in this neighborhood!) so next time I might make the hem a little longer, but the attached belt won’t get lost and this was my first time ever making doll sized belt loops.  I love how they turned out!

I wanted to photograph the jeans but even my short little Popsicle Top was covering up the cute waistband. Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave, you’ve probably noticed that midriff tops are really in lately!  Lots of belly buttons on display this summer.  Well, Lanie doesn’t have a belly button, but her new top is pretty cute, nonetheless. 080 082

To make your Popsicle Top into a midriff length one, simply cut 1 inch off all of your pattern pieces.  Follow the instructions for the Popsicle Top. Because I didn’t want mine to be reversible or trimmed, I simply cleaned finished the hem and turned it up 1/4 inch.

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After the fact, I decided to try one more tweak. I threaded about 8 inches of 1/4 inch elastic into my hem, and it ended up like this:   Two cute options for more summer fun from one pattern.  Click here to get your pdf Popsicle Top pattern and get sewing today! 087 088

Maybe you noticed Lanie’s sparkly headband?  The fabric stores are stocked with fun print and sparkle elastic and fold-over elastic.  I bought mine at Hancock’s- and it makes a super, simple headband when you sew a 10 inch piece together in a loop.


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