My granddaughter has grown so much this summer that she really needs some new clothes for the upcoming school year.
|I love this soft fabric.|
The first challenge is a remake of Oliver + S's Popover Sundress.
Here are some of the changes that I made to the basic sundress:
- I used a soft cotton knit striped fabric and a knit waffled French terry fabric for the outfit.
- I shortened the bodice front and back to make this pullover top.
- I added two inches width to both the front and back bodice at the "Place on fold" to add fullness so I could gather the bodice to the front band.
- I interfaced one half of the front band and then topstitched the band to give it more shape and strength.
- I used the bright yellow stripe to create a piping that I inserted in the bottom of the front and back band.
- I cut the widened bodice into 2 pieces ( five inches from the bottom) and inserted a very full gathered ruffle into the seam when I sewed them back together. This gave the longer top more body and swing.
- I also made striped leggings, a striped t-shirt with a gore of solid French terry knit inserted into the back of the t-shirt. and solid pants with back striped pockets to coordinate with the top.
Comfort is the most important factor in whether or not my granddaughter will wear the outfits that I sew for her... and this outfit is comfortable!
Details are what makes an outfit special... and this outfit has details-gores, topstitched seams, decorative pockets, ruffles, and piping.
Lastly, creating different layers will be important in our cold Chicago winters. T-Shirt + Pullover tunic top + pants = warmth.