Thursday, 10 April 2014
Kids clothes week: wrap top
R has after-school dance lessons once a week, at a dance school that allows students to wear whatever they like. The girls come in their princessy, glittery, sequinned finery - it's a great opportunity to dress up. And when the lesson is over, R puts her navy blue school uniform jacket on over her fancy clothes and it looks utterly incongruous. It struck me that a wrap top would be the perfect solution to this affront to fashion, so off I went looking for a pattern. All I could come up with was the short ballet-style variety, but I really wanted something with a bit more coverage, so there was nothing for it but to draft my own.
Using the beachy boatneck pattern (I am really getting good value out of this one) I redrafted the front piece to become two angled pieces and extended the sleeves to full length. Then, after assembling the top, I bound along the neck and angled front edges leaving extra length for ties. It was so quick to draft and quick to make - which was good, since I'm very short of time this week.
The fabric is yet another cotton jersey from the same Spotlight range. They're such cute prints, and the fabric is so soft, that resistance is futile. And no doubt I'll soon be back there for more.
Koala got a little skirt in matching fabric. Now she and wombat can hang out together in their new clothes...
Unfortunately this is probably it from me for this KCW. I'll be enjoying seeing everyone else's creations in between putting up party decorations, making finger food and sweeping dust under rugs. Happy sewing, everyone!