Thursday's outfit is about pieces you can wear all year round. Perfect for playing and jumping around. Perfect for layering. Perfectly stylish without being over the top.
First up is the tunic. It's self drafted, it's pretty much a rectangle with a few adjustments here and there. I used a knit jersey I love and have use many times before, it has a little stretch in it and has a great hand and feel. You might see many more things made with this fabric as I have loads of it.
All the openings are finished with a contrasting floral fabric. The neckline is finished with bias tape and made a keyhole opening at the back. I should have made the facing rounded instead of a rectangular because the stitching would have looked a lot nicer.
I made the slope on the shoulder a little too steep to my liking and would change that the next time I make this top again. Sorry for the blurry photos, this was towards the end of the never ending photo shoot and not only was MissE getting tired but so was I. You should have seen how we set this photoshoot up, would you believe this was taken in the kids room and on MissE's bed? Yeah it was also getting dark outside and I had to get creative with my lighting.
I also made a curves high low hem. I am kind of obsessed with that hem these days. I made a facing for the hem and to be able to sew a nice curve without too many troubles. I also added a small elastic at the waistline to give my boxy pattern some shape.
I think this could make a really cute dress too with some length added. Don't you think?
The culottes... I made these after the color block pants and since I had made those too small, I didn't want to do the same mistake with these and so I made them wayyyyyy too big! sigh. I mean like 3 sizes too big. So I took them all apart at all the seams ( just cut them right off no unpicking needed here), good thing I had not sewn the facing yet! So the final result is, ummmm not quite what I wanted it to be.
I am very happy with the overall fit. I like the amount of flare in the leg and length. However, my pockets ended up being much to small, especially the facing and so you can see the pocket fabric too much. The fabric is lovely velveteen cotton with a little stretch in it. It's super soft and comfortable.
I did put an invisible side zipper and I am not sure how convenient that is for small kids. I will definitely make the next pair a little wider at the back and incorporate an elastic, so they are easy enough to get on and off without having to open the zip. That is what I had planned in the beginning!
I am pleased with the overall look. I love that it has a vintage feel but still modern and that she will be able to wear this outfit with chunky tights and sweater this winter.
You don't want to miss tomorrow's post! I might have a little extra surprise.