Two Shirts, Too Easy

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This summer I saw this tutorial for a swing top and it looked like the perfect easy little summer top, but I had no knit fabric to try it out.  I ordered some while we were in the US to bring back with me, and within the first few days home, Hannah had this little yellow top.
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It was easy, I loved the sweet swing-y bottom, and for some reason it brought out Hannah’s inner gangsta.
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The only problem is that it was a bit on the small side, and a little snug in the chest/armpit area.  
This is such a bummer with the first time that you try a new pattern, and a reason that I hold my breath just a little bit the first time I put something together.  It’s so annoying if it’s too small, because all of that hard work is for something that can only be worn a handful of times.  But it’s also really annoying to make something that’s too big and needs to be held off for another season, (or year), like these dresses.
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So my next swing top I added about an inch all around, and it was great.  I also used ribbing on the neckline, a first for me, and I’m sold.  The finish is so great.
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She was on the run this morning, so I got her to stand still with an easy little trick.  I just said, in a hushed voice, “Hannah!  What’s that noise?”
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We do this a lot around here.  There are always squirrels, birds, owls, puppies, etc to listen for.  Hannah will quickly stop, put her hand up to her ear, furrow her brow, and instruct us to listen.  
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Stopping to listen never disappoints.  This time, there was a squirrel that jumped off a bush nearby.  It’s a good thing we stopped to listen for it.
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My little peanut.  Every day is an adventure with her.

2 thoughts on “Two Shirts, Too Easy

  1. seriously? i love her. she couldn't be any cuter & what a fun little personality. those tops are precious. they look cute & comfy.
    p.s. her hair is awesome.

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