Thank goodness for pattern testing deadlines, or I don't know if I'd get any sewing projects finished. Work cuts into my personal time way too much (and makes me tired!) Thank goodness for quick, gratifying projects as well.
This Sassy Knit Peplum Top from Cole's Corner and Creations is ADORABLE! It's a knit top with a lined peplum and neck and armhole bands, so no hemming is needed, making it a fast sew (even if you are like me and don't have too much experience with knits). Plus, Cole offers a lot of great tips for sewing with knits and if you've ever read her blog, you can see she knows what she's doing!
My bands could have been stretched a bit more while I was sewing to snug them in a little more, since I picked a knit for the bands that doesn't have great recovery. But it's definitely still wearable and my daughter loves her "ballerina top". The peplum is longer in the back than in the front which is a darling feature and makes it a bit more twirly.
I'll definitely be making this pattern again for the summer. It will be cool enough for the heat here in the south, while still providing some style and interest. And did I mention it's a quick sew? Plus, there are directions to make the top completely reversible, both with bands at the arms and neck and without. I think the reversible top with the bands is going to be my next version!