Thursday, April 25, 2013
Spring KCW: Class Picnic Top
This week is the spring week of Kids Clothing Week (KCW). I participated last fall, and loved getting ideas from the things other people sewed for their kids. This Class Picnic Top from Oliver + S is the first of my projects.
I made a size 2T. Modifications: lengthened the pattern about a half inch (only had 2/3 of a yard to work with), shortened the hem by an inch, and made short sleeves instead of three quarter length. After I had it cut out, I realized the fabric could look pretty silly and old on a little girl, so I decided to add some piping. I couldn't decide which color piping I liked better, so in the end I used both! When I made this dress into a nightgown, I remembered how hard it was to tell the front and the back apart. I added a loop of peach ribbon into the back yoke/arm seam to distinguish the back.