These are the fabics that I used. The main bodice is from Heather Bailey's Freshcut collection, Groovy in Olive. The contrast fabric is from Sandi Henderson's Secret Garden collection, Vintage Ironwork in Leaf. These fabrics are sooooo yummy!!!!!
The pattern that I used is McCalls M6313. I used it to create two other tops for my daughter, one which was picked up for my first publication for Simply Handmade, Sewing. It will soon be in print for the Sept/Oct issue. Can you tell that I am on pins and needles with excitment. Since I had to send it away, I just had to create another one for my daughter to wear.
Here is a picture from the pattern.
This pattern actually calls for 3 different fabrics, but since I was only able to find 2 coordinating fabrics, it still works well. I encourage any of you who may be contemplating sewing to try this pattern out. It is rather simple since there is a lot of matching of raw edges. It does require 7 casings for elastic in the back bodice and making 2 buttonholes, but that is where the "difficulty" ends. It is a shame that I did not photograph the steps that I took in making this to encourage you to try it, but maybe I will remember for my next sewing project. Here are some photos of my precious, almost 5 year old wearing her new, fun top. I can't believe she starts Kindergarten in 2 days!
Here are some of the details:
The front bodice
The back bodice, including 7 rows of casing
I also thought I would share a few other photos from our "session". Some of these were taken in the morning and others in the evening. We know how cooperative kids can be.
This is what she did most of the time. If you look closely you can see the
asphalt pebble diamond between her fingers.
And any photo session with my daughter would not be complete without a fake laugh.
Thanks for looking! Stay tuned to the blog. Tomorrow is the DeNami blog hop. Can't wait for you to join in the fun!