11.11.09

A little piece of sunshine yellow


This little top started out as Style "m" in girly style wardrobe.  It was supposed to be a dress, but during a lapse in concentration, I cut it off at the wrong line.  I reduced the fullness and used pin-tucks instead of gathers.  I was taking in the armholes across the front chest, as I think many children's patterns are too wide there, and in another concentration lapse, kept cutting at the bottom of the armholes...so now they are cut a tad low  ("I think I'll just wear this one at home Mum, I don't want people to see my underarms"..."Yeah?  What about all those singlet tops you get about in?").  I swapped the patch pocket for one of my own design, and now that I'm looking at the photos, I realise that I've sewn it on the wrong side.  In spite of all that kerfuffle, it is still a pretty cute little top.

The yellow seersucker fabric is from Tessuti's Surry Hills store.  It is a medium weight seersucker, which would probably look good in those Burda WOF seersucker jackets that crop up at regular intervals!  The yoke fabric is an Amy Butler fat quarter.

9 comments:

  1. So gorgeous! The colour is so summery and happy. Bags it for Meg as hand-me-down!

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  2. Gorgeous...I love your patch pocket detail.

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  3. that is too cute!
    i have "girly style wardrobe" but i've yet to work up the courage to trace out a pattern. was it super confusing to figure out which pattern pieces went to which outfit?

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  4. that old Lil Ray of Sunshine song keeps coming into my head. she's so cute.

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  5. Cute shirt, and your daughter looks adorable in it!

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  6. I do love your pocket design - it's super cute - glad you found plenty of opportunities to practise your philosophy of "no mistakes, only opportunities for design features." The little pin tucks are especially cute.

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  7. Totally cute. The smile on that litte girl's face is precious.

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  8. It looks really cute on her. INdeed a little ray of sunshine in her yellow top. Adorable!

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