I got the idea for the Owl top from an online friend of mine, Karen. Her daughter Kate is such a cutie, and Karen made her an Owl shirt, so I wanted to try make one for my youngest daughter. And she in turn got her idea from this website, Lil Blue Boo, who also made the Owl top.
I thought about doing it with fat quarters, but I couldn't find the right colors, so I just copied Karen and cut up some old clothes we had. I cut up a pair of Target leggings, a Gymboree Imaginary Friends top, and found the blue buttons in my craft drawers. I used blue because my daughter has blue eyes ;o)
I do wish I had a different color top to put this on, but I am happy with it still. I wasn't able to find a solid color black or pink top at Target, and I didn't want to use any of her current Gymboree or Gap tops to sew it onto either.
And before I show you the photos, please know that I did this with a VERY uncooperative 3.5 year old. Her top might look somewhat dirty as she was rolling on the floor where the cats lay, having a fit. One of the photos you'll see her neck thrown back, she was crying and very upset with me for making her take photos. Oh the drama of a 3.5 year old, it never ends.
You can sew it with a sewing machine, but I like the whimsical look of sewing it by hand. It adds a bit more character to it, in my opinion. I might even make another one in different fabrics! I love it, I think it looks adorable.