I had a lot of fun making this one. And this is one of the few cases where I've actually purchased a fabric intended for a certain pattern and then made it up in fairly short order.
This fabric shouted "70's" to me, so I thought of the vintage peasant top pattern I had. Little sister got the same fabric in yellow. How soon will I sew that one up?
When I make a garment for the kids it seems it is either a complete fail or a complete success - meaning they never wear it or they wear it non-stop so I never want to see it again.
This red shirt fall in the "success" category. I'm sure the fabric's already fading from the wash.
The sleeves are raglan and the neck has an elastic casing. Surprisingly, the pattern guide for elastic length was just right!
I chose the view with the cute sleeve ties and learned a new technique in the process. I won't try to describe it in words, but it was kind of like a waistband finish with each band using an inside and outer layer.
The pattern, Simplicity 5394, is from 1981. I guess it's not 70's after all.
I did end up making a skirt to match since Sara's current skirts are either wildly printed or wildly colored. Oops, need to make more basics.