We pretended it was summer time before nap today and the little girls modelled their new clothes I sewed for them over the last few days.
Piparminttu jersey pinafore dress
My mom had traced this pattern (#1 01/10 OD) off for me a few weeks ago and I knew that the Chez Ami fabric I'd bought when they had their big sale would be perfect for it. I made the biggest size (a 92) and could have gotten away with doing a smaller size. I wanted a tunic/top so I cut it to the length of one of B's shirts. Having read that it runs wide, I took in the top 1 inch along the side seams.
Piparminttu top and green capris
The green pants are from the summer 2004 Ottobre Issue. They have small vents on the outseam. In the magazine, they have a ribbon running the circumference of each leg about an inch above the hemline. I couldn't find any ribbon in my stash that wouldn't limit the pants to matching only one top so I skipped it for now. The fabric is from Ikea. These pants fit M too except there is definitely diaper ease built into them. B wearing a cloth diaper fills the crotch out nicely...a little too nicely in the picture! She had a very wet and droopy diaper on.lol
Free Tank Top Pattern dressed up with ruffles and a flower
Ottobre Design has a free tank top pattern on their website. I had printed it off last summer and made a few plain tops for B. This time, I added ruffles by cutting strips of fabric and finishing the edges with a rolled hem. The inspiration shirt has 5 strips across the front of the shirt but after working several hours on mine (and ready to move on to something else) I opted to do 3 instead. Another difference is I chose to do a rolled hem on the bottom of the shirt.
M likes her new top and wants to know when I'm going to make her little sister one.
All 3 pieces could be considered part of my SWAP for the little girls. I still need to sit down and formally pick all my patterns/fabrics. I've decided that I won't do a full SWAP for K and P. They both still fit into their summer clothes from last year so I'll only make one or two new pieces for them.