It's not a total overhaul, admittedly, but I did make a few changes. The most obvious being the absence of shoulder ties and the addition of buttons. It's also a bit shorter than the original pattern.
It's going to be getting cooler here soon and I wanted her to be able to wear it for a while, since the smallest pattern size (2) is still a bit big on her, and layering a cardigan over ties can be a bit awkward.
(Off-the-shoulder was not an intentional look on our part, I assure you. It's just hard to keep cardigans up on little shoulders. I usually button one button but that seemed counter-productive when showing off the top below the sweater is the goal!)
Since those changes aren't very substantial, I wanted to do something interesting with the fabric. I raided my stash, pulled out a bunch of solids of varying textures, cut & pieced strips, then added black bias tape stripes over the seams to add more interest (because why not?).
Challenges like this are great for pushing me out of my comfort zone. I don't know that this top is completely "my style" (that's a LOT of color mixing for me!!) but it opens my eyes to more possibilities and makes me flex those creative muscles. Don't want to be getting creatively flabby now, do we?
I'm not sure whether or not I'll be sewing along the rest of the weeks (although I am hitting up the candy aisle today to see if inspiration strikes) but I love that the option is out there.