The anticipation of opening presents as soon as you wake up is one of the best bits about birthdays. There is often quite a bit of poking of brothers and sisters to get them to wake up for the present opening. Only this year, we were out of town unexpectedly right up until the eve of my daughter's birthday. We had planned presents to buy, but there was nothing to actually open...so into the sewing room I went.
I took in one of her favourite RTW to copy. It was a woven tee with cut-on sleeves and an exposed zipper at the back. She liked this top for its drapiness, and was not especially taken with the exposed zipper, so I left the sipper off my version. The original feels like rayon and the closest fabric I had in stash was a silk left over from one of my dresses. The neck is bound with self fabric bias binding and the sleeves are turned up cuffs.
The cute tights are Metallicus and the skirt has been blogged here.