Yes I finally finished sewing my Mad for Plaid look for Project Run and Play. It's only a few weeks after the sew along closed. No biggie :)
So the shirt is pretty cool huh? It's a hybrid between Melly Sews V Neck Baseball Shirt (free pattern!!!!) and LouBee Clothing's Bimaa Shirt plus sleeves by Sidney. I love the way it turned out and so does Sid. I followed the V Neck Baseball Shirt pattern up until the neckline. Then instead of binding the V Neck I cut out the Cowl Collar option of the Bimaa Shirt. I just used size 6 without any mods because when I measured the neckline it seemed like it would fit perfectly and it did. The bottom of the sleeves were self drafted and are really just a rectangle with holes for her thumbs.
The skirt is New Look 6433 View C. I took off the fitted waistband and the back darts and added a yoga waistband. This simple mod made it both more comfortable and age appropriate. For the bottom hem I just sewed about the edge with a short stitch and we are letting it fray naturally. Both Sidney and I love the informal fraying hem with the more formal style of the skirt.
So here is a closeup of the sleeves. Sidney wanted them to come down over her hands and have thumb holes. I added the second color on a whim and we are both thrilled with the look. It took me a few days of mental thought here and there to figure out the best way to add the thumb holes and I am really please with what I came up with.
This one is on a really cool spinny thing at the park. I love shots of my kids where they are not posed.
But the posed ones are pretty awesome too.
Sleeping in the park child.
And another star gazer shot.
We has do much fun taking pictures in the park. I think Sid really got into this time because she felt very grown up in her new outfit. The best compliment ever " Mom this doesn't look like something you made, it looks like you bought it". I felt so happy when she said that because I feel this shirt is my first really successful knit. No wavy or stretched seams and nothing seems wonky. Hopefully it will stay that way after it's worn and washed.
All of the fabrics I used were purchased at my local thrift store or a garage sale so this outfit cost me about $4 total. Yep you read that right $4 total. A major score don't you think?