Monday, May 9, 2011

First kids top finished!

I started Kids Clothing Week Challenge with this little top for my daughter.

This was a great little pattern. I've never worked with this designer before, but everything was well described. And I was super happy to see that there was a different cut out for each size. Meaning, I could cut out the size 3-4 for Samantha and the other sizes are still intact and I can cut them out later if I want to use them. YAY for that!

I got this little top together in about 2 hours. I will say that I read through the directions entirely the night before that that really sped things up since I didn't have to figure everything out. 

This pattern makes a reversible shirt. Definitely make sure your fabrics match. I couldn't really see the straps on the pattern photos because the little girls hair is hanging over them. But as you can see in my photos the straps are tied so you definitely see the other fabric. She actually calls for you to reverse the fabrics so that the straps have the inner fabric showing. My fabric didn't match *that* well so I kept the matching fabrics on the strap. Here is my reversed shirt.
I will probably never reverse it because I really love that Heather Bailey fabric! I probably should have just done a solid fabric on the inside. But it's a cute option to have. And the fact that it's reversible means no hemming, no bias tape on the arm holes - yay to that to!

And per usual - I asked my daughter if she wanted to try it on and she said, "never". typical.

11 comments:

Jessica said...

Oh my this is so stinkin' cute!!

Karamat said...

Cute! My daughter (3) never wants to try on things I've made her. But once we have her convinced to give it a try she tells everyone (even perfect strangers) that her mommy made it for her & that it's beautiful... can't help but smile at her!

Linz said...

Oh, that is DARLING!! You did a wonderful job! I am so glad to hear that there was a pattern for each size! It makes the pattern worth the money! If there isn't, I usually copy each piece onto tissue paper. I'm cheap that way. ;)

Well done!

Anna said...

So cute. I hope she is willing to try it on soon!

felicity said...

Super cute!!

Miss M! said...

Oh my goodness... I can't stop laughing. It's not enough to say no, it's NEVER!!!

I think it's darling. I would wear it.

Jacey said...

Your daughter cracks me up. The new top is so cute; hopefully, she'll come around!

Justine/Sewcountrychick said...

This is so lovely. Would you like to Visit my blog sewcountrychick to add it to my kids sewing party linkup?

perrymoffitt.com said...

well done! I love that it is reversible!

Denise in PA said...

It's so cute! I like both sides! Never - that's too funny (and I only say that because it's not my kid - LOL!) Does she really mean that or is it just something she says?

Grace said...

I love it! The lining fabric is just as cute as the main fabric.

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