Sunday, August 18, 2013

A new outfit worthy of her first trip to the theatre

I've been meaning to post this outfit for a couple months and I thought I could play it off like I just finished it, but looking at my last post I realize I can't--Lucia has changed so much in just a few months.

The teal fabric was the inspiration for the whole outfit and is pretty special.  Lucia's two teachers in her last classroom were always commenting on the clothing I made for her and one day one of them offered to bring me some fabric.  It was fabric she had brought back from India and she specifically told me to use it to make something for Lucia.

When I saw the embroidered borders with the lovely lace scallops I knew exactly what pattern I'd use.  It needed to be something that would show off the border.  So I made the skort from this Japanese pattern book.  Not needing to hem anything made it super quick.

For the coordinating top I made the Hopscotch Dress by Oliver + S again but this time I finished the neck edge with a bias strip from the skirt fabric.  I've been wanting to try a woven edge on a knit so this seemed like a good idea.

In case you want to try something like this, I took a 1 inch bias strip and sewed a zig zag along both edges.  Then I folded it in half and serged the folded edge to the neck edge stretching the shirt slightly as I went along.  Then I folded it up and top stitched.

And the play, a sweet version of Charlotte's Web.  Just right for a three year old.

1 comment:

  1. This is a beautiful outfit! I've made that skort too and it's a great pattern. I would never have thought of that trim on the Hopscotch top though and I take my hat off to you. perfect!