Sunday, May 16, 2010

Challenge Complete

Just not sure I did a whole hour every day, but at least I did make something, which is more than I would have done if I hadn't joined the challenge. And in my defense, I did force myself to actually sit down and sew. I was just already started on another project that I needed to finish up first before I could start on Kids Clothes.

I had finished the shorts a couple weeks ago, and had the pattern and fabric picked out for the top as soon as I finished the shorts. Just couldn't seem to get around to acutally cutting them out and making them. The shorts and neck band of the shirt are made from a skirt I picked up for $1 at Goodwill, and I just love the Cowgirl fabric by Michael Miller that Aly picked out at Hobby Lobby.
The pattern I used for the shirt is Simplicity 2918. The pattern is acutally for a jumper, but I shortened it and eliminated the contrasting bottom hem to make it into a fun summer top.

I actually didn't realize the button in the front was just for show until I started sewing it all together. I like the look of having the front button functional and the back just one piece, but this definately functions better since I can just move the buttons over as she grows.

The shorts are Little Smarty Pants from Favorite Things pattern company. It was $14 which is quite a bit more than I am usually willing to pay for patterns, but this one is well worth every penny. The fit is amazing and they go together really nicely too, without being just your standard elastic waist shorts. They have super easy mock cuffs, slant pockets, waist tabs. The pattern also has options for belt loops and back pockets, but I haven't tried either of those yet.


Donna @ Mudpies & Memories said...

The shirt turned out great! And it looks really cute with the new haircut. Great job!

Angel Ruff said...

Looks Fantastic! Great job.

Amy said...

This outfit turned out soooo cute! I love the cowgirl material. I have used the cowboy material for my little boy before.

Amy said...

I love this outfit too cute. Great fabric choice.

Devadeva Mirel said...

found your blog because i am google imagine cupcakes but have to say this outfit is adorable!