Our summer wardrobe

My daughter’s summer wardrobe is getting full now. I think she doesn’t need stuff anymore. In fact, I have tested mostly patterns that fit perfectly into her summer style – good for play but also really cute and girly (for an almost 9 year-old, that is 😉 ).

Here is another pattern I have tested:

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From the pattern listing:

Girls Fashion Basics is a a fun fashion forward pattern for your favorite girl. Pattern includes cap-sleeve dress, cap sleeve T-shirt, and twirl skirt. This pattern is simple enough for a beginner and sews up super quick

I totally agree with the description. There is one pattern piece for the top, and one for the dress, with different necklines for front and back. You can choose to either cut your back first, then cut the neckline for the front piece, and then cut your tee or dress front, or to print the piece twice, so you don’t need to bother with cuttings or tracing. I find this to be really nice especially when you want to save paper and ink. For the skirt, you are given measurements.

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The instructions contain clear and detailed illustrations.

This is such a quick sew, that you can fill your daughter’s wardrobe in just a day!

I made size 10 top and skirt for my tall daughter. The fit is really good, based on the sizing table. I went up only because my daughter is much more taller than average girls.

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Fabrics: I used a 95% cotton – 5% spandex jersey knit for the tee. It was too simple and grey for a girl, so I topstitched it with yellow thread, and applied a colourful patch on the chest.

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For the skirt, I used a yellow gingham cotton for the waistband/upper part (one piece only), and a printed cotton for the rest of the skirt. The pattern calls for ribbon on the seam between the two fabrics, but I didn’t have any that was suitable, so I went for an orange ric-rac which I sewed with a yellow thread, too.

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I really like the final result, and as I had used so little fabric to make both items, I’m thrilled! I really need to try the dress next 🙂

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If you like it, you can find it here: Etsy link

The pattern is split into two size ranges: 2-7 and 8-16. I only have a daughter, so I love that I can buy larger sizes for her, without having to spend any money on sizes I’d never use.

What are you sewing now? Are you done sewing for the summer?

xxx Mary

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