|The applique is hard to see--it's a|
"2" with a flame on top, from
Well, it doesn't make sense for her to run around in a onesie with a birthday candle on it the other 364 days of the year so today, FIVE months later, I finally got around to making a tank top so she can wear the skirt again.
|I got ONE good pic!|
The top is made using the pattern developed from this indietutes tutorial. I have made adjustments to the pattern and used it for making pajama tops, nightgowns, pillowcase dresses, peasant tops, and now a tank top. The tank top instructions came from this tutorial.
I had added growing room to the pattern when I made her pajama tops, so my first attempt at this didn't fit well. I took some width and length off for this second try and it turned out much better. If I make it again (it be a great "canvas" for embroidery), I will also add a slight A-line shape to give her a little more ease at the hem. I also will raise the neckline a little bit (I thought I needed to lower it and I was wrong), and maybe even curve the neck for a more appealing shape.
|The front elastic is shorter than the back|
The skirt is from this ruffled skirt tutorial. I had to sew it twice, which sucked. The first time I scaled the measurements down because the ones provided were for a 5 year old. I used ratios to keep the proportions between the layers the same but overall it was too short and poofy. Especially in a quilting cotton. The second time I made it I was very happy with the sizing.
|♥sigh♥ i love the little label in the back|
All in all, I think the outfit is okay. It definitely looks handmade, but since I had to make both the tank and the skirt twice, I'm glad I used fabric from my stash and not some uber-trendy stuff I paid a lot of money for.