I am way behind schedule for this post but in the end I think it worked out best. Back in October I was asked to pick a fabric from Organic Cotton Plus* for my semi-annual blog post. I dithered for a bit and wound up asking my little girls to pick out a fabric. They chose the Waverine Interlock which is an animal print. Between finding a coordinating rib knit (I ordered the White Fine Rib) and then the holidays, sewing was put on the back burner until after we returned home from Wisconsin.
How did it work out for the best? Well, January is Jungle January at Pretty Grievances and these clothes will fit right in.:)
BK is wearing a Kitschy Coo Skater Dress. I took the size 7/8 that I had traced off and added a little width and length to it as she wanted a looser fit. Every time BK asks me to sew her a dress she states that it needs to be fitted up top and then flare out and it has to be comfortable. That is why the Skater Dress is my go to pattern for her. It's perfect for church, playing in the backyard, or whatever mischief my youngest gets in to (which is A LOT).
I had enough leftover fabric to make MG a top until I made a
big little cutting mistake. Uh oh. Since I had promised a top, I was going to make a top even if that meant substituting another fabric for one of the pieces.
I'm having a tiny bit of regret regarding my choice of using the White Fine Rib for the back. My reasoning was that I wanted the wearer to be able to look down and see the Waverine Print. But when I handed the top to MG, she assumed that the white was the front.Too late to do anything about it now but if I run in to a similar situation, I'll put the solid on the front.
As far as the fabrics, I was a little concerned about the how the waverine design would hold up since it's printed on top of the interlock. So far, it still looks like new and it's been through the wash multiple times. I'll post an update at the end of winter to let you know how it's doing. I love the white fine rib. It's so soft! The recovery is okay. I will definitely be using it again to make tops out of.
*Disclosure: Organic Cotton Plus sent me the Waverine Print in exchange for a blog post. I purchased the White Fine Rib. I am a part of their affiliate program but also a happy customer or I wouldn't be doing these posts!:)