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Free Pattern alert! Be sure to grab a copy of this free Bell Sleeve Swing Tee Sewing Pattern for girls. The T-shirt pattern comes in girl’s sizes 3 to 12. The sweet bell-sleeve and swingy style is sure to please any girly girl!
I can’t believe we are already a week into February, and I have yet to post one pink sewing project! My Missy’s favorite colors are leaning towards blues, purples and turquoise, so any excuse to make her something pink is a winner in my book.
I’ve been planning a version of this top in my head for a couple of months now. I was going to share it as a pattern hack of my long sleeve t-shirt pattern. Once I started working on the top, I figured now was as good of time as any, to add an additional size to the t-shirt pattern. And after spending time adding the size 12 and fiddling with the pattern, it seemed easier to create and publish a new pattern than it would be to write up a new tutorial and explain how to get measurements. (And now I have lots of ideas to hack THIS pattern, lol!)
Ever since I made this Princess Peasant Top with the bell shaped sleeve, my Missy has been requesting more tops with this style of sleeve. (You can see a second, similar version, done with shirring instead, here.) She loves how the bell sleeve looks and drapes; I guess they make her feel extra princess-y.
I did size up for her when sewing this pattern. Since we are so close to warmer weather, I wanted to be sure the top would be roomy enough for her to wear next year as well.
The fabric I used is a very nice quality baby rib knit. It cut so nicely with no fraying whatsoever; I decided to leave the hems unhemmed. I searched around for where this fabric might have come from, but could not find the source in my order histories anywhere. I know I’ve had it for a long time. (In fact, this fabric cut came out of my stash that I’ve earmarked to giveaway. Sorry about that! I really need to get that fabric giveaway I’m planning up before I use another cut from it, lol.)
Turned out so cute and swingy, don’t you think!