Part 1 of this summer wardrobe is here.
I had fun making this little wardrobe. Sara has been wearing the capri pants and t-shirts a ton; the dresses and sweatshirt less so. She wears the dresses under duress, but I figure she should have a choice when she does wear them.
I used this turquoise sweatshirt fleece for a sweatshirt for me and sweatpants for girl #2, so I see it around a lot. I think there's enough for on more garment, hopefully to be stitched before turquoise becomes the equivalent of hunter green (loved it in the 90's, never see it now).
I had enough of the fabric from her t-shirt to line the hood. That kind of matchy-matchy is available only at Chez 21 Wale and other hand-stitched boutiques, I think!
I cinched the hood hem with some elastic and I especially like the gathered pockets.
The sweatshirt is Montparnasse Hooded Sweat Jacket (Ottobre 4-2010-28). It comes in two lengths, of which I made the longer version. I'm glad I did since it looks almost cropped on her. The shorter version ends at about the bottom of the pockets.
Her increasingly messy hair is testimony to the fact that I had her model all the pieces from her new wardrobe in one shot.
Since I'm doing some stash-busting, I had the idea of some simple summer tops to use some of that quilting cotton. Sara chose this print.
The magazine shows this pattern (Ruska Raglan Sleeve Blouse Ottobre 4-2008-17) as a winter top, layered over a long sleeve tee. I took that to mean it'd have a little more ease than usual, but it turned out much roomier than expected. This may have to be reserved for cooler weather, since she's not keen on how it fits.
It has some interesting details, though: cuffs, gathered neckline, and elasticated, curved hem.
I made this t-shirt dress once before, so I knew it fit Sara pretty well. I made one change, per request: to eliminate the pleats on the sleeve hems - apparently they were scratchy. So, I just gathered those lightly with elastic. The result looks much better, anyway.
You can see there's some shaping in the back. It's not required in this case, but this pattern goes all the way up to size 170cm.
Pattern: Nana Knit Dress (Ottobre 6-2008-37).