My girls are still at the age where I get to pick out what they wear. I am told it won’t be long though before they try and take over their closet. I figure as long as I make their clothes I can maintain a pretty strong input. If they want something else, well they can learn to make it themselves. Win-win no?
I used Allison Glass Handcrafted fabric for this shirt dress. Isn’t it a lovely print? Actually it’s not printed so the fabric is actually double sided which is an added bonus. Batik cottons have more drape than quilting cotton and I was excited to try it out on this pattern from Five and Ten Designs. (Vol. III, Look #5)
The first shirt I made her was way too big. I knew it would be. The size chart indicated that she should fit the 18mo. even though she wears 3T clothing. I went ahead and made a 3T figuring if it was too big she can always wear it later. I used Penny in Beet for the fabric.
Except for the fit I love how it turned out. For the second shirt I still couldn’t make myself go down the the 24mo. so I made it in 2T with some minor adjustments. It still fits her rather large, but I know it won’t be long before she out-grows it…sniff sniff. Plus this will also be great in the fall with a cardigan and some boots.
Of course when I finished the dress I couldn’t find matching leggings, so I whipped up a pair from a reject shirt in the up-cycle pile. It helped that I just repurposed the bottom hem to save time.