Stay wild, my child <3

This week has been an exciting one! Yesterday we brought you a new freebie pattern, The Get It Together Dress in both Girl’s and Women’s sizes. Hooray! And today we have a fun new hack on how to turn that into a super cool crop top!

My daughter always gets so excited when we make a new crop top. She especially loves the lace trim on the bottom of this one. It paired perfectly with these burgundy double brushed poly Tardy Bells! She looks straight out of the 70’s. We threw on some sweet shades and a matte filter and this photo is pure, vintage-inspired gold!

Check out these sweet shades. These were actually mine circa 1999-2000. 20 years counts as vintage, right?

To get started, you will need to download the Get It Together Dress from the website. You can find both the Women’s and Girls copies at the link below:

Check out the Tardy Bells here:

Then just follow the short directions below and you’ll be done before you know it!

Crop tops give me all the retro/vintage vibes so I picked this print from Art Gallery Fabrics and this amazing natural colored lace fringe trim from Sincerely Rylee Fabrics. I also decided to add two more trims after I stitched this one on. I have zero self control! Haha
Cut your pattern out using the waistline marker as your hemline. This length is perfect for a modest crop. You can shorten or lengthen this line as needed to suit your personal preference. You will also need to cut out your neckband and armband pieces.
With right sides together, sew up both shoulder seams and one of the side seams. If you are not sewing trim you can sew up the other side seam and hem with a 1/2″ hem allowance. But you should totally be like me and add ALL THE TRIM!
Stitch your trim along the bottom edge. I decided to layer a few different trims to give it a fun twist! A lot of people add trim in the round but I prefer this method for a cleaner finish.
With right sides together, finish the remaining side seam. I use my sewing machine to sew the lace fringe at the bottom and then finish the edges with my serger.
Attach the neckband and armbands using the directions from the tutorial and that’s it! You’re all done.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial, and the new freebie! Head over to our Facebook support group and show off pictures of your Get It Together makes using the hashtag #PSGetItTogether

-Ashley R.

Trims for this crop came from our friends at Sincerely Rylee Fabrics. Fabric is from Art Gallery Fabrics.
Written by petitestitchery Admin

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