Finished the skirt for Little Miss, and we both love it! I used Simplicity 2242, a Lizzie McGuire pattern of coordinates, which she will likely get 2 more pieces of!
It came together pretty quickly, but it sure was a lot of gathering! The pattern pieces are all rectangles, so I didn't bother to cut the paper... I just used my rotary cutter aft measuring the dimensions and number of pieces I needed.
A lighter weight cotton would be my only recommendation, as the ruffles are full enough without the stiffness of the cotton making them stand up. This will likely be her "First Day of School" outfit for 3rd grade on Tuesday...
Then, it was time to make myself a little something!
This top is from Vogue 2987, an OOP Anne Klein pattern. I have had this yard of luscious knit from Gorgeous Fabrics in my stash for far too long, and I love that I can wear it with so many different bottoms (brown, tan, gray, black).
Yes, my wrap is backwards. That's what I get for laying out and cutting a pattern while watching tv!
This came together very quickly, and my only modification was the elimination of the lining (the pattern calls for a lightweight sheer knit), so I used bias tape to finish the arm and neck openings.
You may not be able to tell from the pics, but there is a bronzy metallic sheen to it, which reminds me quite a bit of the winning look from the "Dress Nina" challenge on Project Runway" a few weeks ago. I am very happy with it, and really want to make the suede jacket (from the same pattern) to carry it into fall...