A couple of months ago, I had purchased matching leggings for B and M from Target. I thought they might have shirts already that would match. Turns out they didn't. No problem though, off to the sewing machine.
OD 01/05 #13
It was hard to find fabric that matched. The print, while cute, has colors that are hard to match exactly.
I gave up on finding that perfect match and used what I had on hand. The purple interlock was from my mom's stash and the lime green ribbing is left over from K's SWAP. I've gotten a lot of use out of those scraps. I used some for the cuffs and neckline of M's nightgown too.
M's top is upcycled from an old sweater of mine. I got the idea for the embellishment from the latest Australian Smocking & Embroidery magazine and this top. I made the shirt and then took a washable marker and drew lines across the yoke. I had some green embroidery floss in my stash and used that to smock.
It's not perfect but I achieved the look I was aiming for...adding a bit of interest to the yoke.
There were a few changes I made to the Ottobre Design pattern. I traced the bottom front piece with out the extra width because I didn't want to gather it. I also did not put a zipper in the back of the shirt. If you use a stretchy knit, there's no need for the zipper.