Emma is my 11 year old granddaughter, and we love spending time together sewing.
She made most of this cute summer dress by herself.
She used a quilting cotton I had in my stash and this pattern.
This next one is a refashion I did using a long sleeved knit top of her's. I cut off the sleeves and added narrow bands; and added a skirt to make a cute summer dress. I don't have a picture of her in this.
Next up is a sleeveless top:
I used this pattern:
I love this new dress I just finished for her.
I used McCall's 6923 for the bodice and McCall's 5042 for the shirt portion. It's a simple sleeveless bodice with a half-circle shirt and has a zipper up the back. I used a facing on the neckline and self-fabric bias binding on the armholes.
I'm happy with the fit and how cute it looks on her. And most importantly, she likes it.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
I made this using the "Polly" top pattern from By Hand London pattern company. It's a free pdf
download. Here's the link to the site: By Hand London patterns. You print it off and tape the sections together. It seems daunting the first time you try it, but it's really not hard. It's like putting a puzzle together. I made a mistake when taping the pattern back together, so I had to add a panel up the back. But I actually like how it turned out.
This is a great pattern. Every piece fits together well and the sizing is accurate. It's quick and simple to make, but very cute and a little different.
I like the rounded hemline. If I make it again, I would raise the front neckline as it's a little bit low on me. I like making and wearing woven pullovers, so it's great to have another pattern for one.
Labels: woven tops