Tilda is finally growing out of her clothes so it was time to make some new things.
A perfect opportunity to try something new.
After checking out the forums and the flickr group,which I like to do before sewing something,there seemed to be some discussion that the top was generous with width and also had a cropped style.
I quite like a boxy cropped blouse but given that Matilda has no shoulders to speak of and always wears a singlet,I decided to size back and add length.
I went with the size 12-18 months and lengthened to a size 4. I figured I can always shorten later!
Isn't it dreamy?
It was a suggestion by the lovely Liesl herself,in the forum,to achieve a truly lush look.
I am still not 100% on this.....it may be left off.
Ooooh,which shall I sew first?
Maybe the top!
Use the pattern diagrams,they are excellent,in fact all of this pattern is very very well written.
You probably wont need this tute!
If the notches match-it is correct!
I chose not to do my button holes yet,you may,of course,do so!
Neaten the seam and press again.
Take the time to press the shoulder seams well.
The end of the ironing board is very useful. The seam will be pressed towards the sleeve.
Pin the side seams matching notches and the underarm seam,unfold the seam hem as you pin.
Sew and neaten.
Refold the hem and press.
Press the side seams to the back.
Sew a hem folding line along the bottom.
Press up the hem.
Fold and press again. Pin in place.
Ready to hem.
Stitch the the hems on the inside,much easier in little sizes.
Press the side seams.
Mark the buttonholes.
For some button hole tips see here!
Here we go,one cute little top.
Very cute with last years 2+2 skirt.
Next up,the pants!