Today I used a pattern from another new to me designer - Everything Your Mama Made (http://everythingyourmamamade.com/). This designer was exciting to me because they have some very contemporary designs and they include adult sizing as well. Today I used the Sasha's Top, Tunic and Dress pattern in the tween sizes (it comes in NB-18 and there is an adult version as well!) The NB-18 pattern can be found here http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/sewing/clothing/sashas-top-tunic--dress-nb-18-tween-/84879.
As you can see, it is very versatile. You can make either the top, tunic or dress length, add a sash or a faux neckline sash. You can finish the bottom in a number of ways as well - rolled hem, elastic, traditional hem with double needle, or even a folded band. It is recommended to use a lightweight knit for this pattern to give it that nice drape, especially with that dolman sleeve. I used some knit I had here at the house and it was a little on the sheer side because it was so lightweight, so I just threw a cami on under it for her.
One interesting comment she got at school today - "Oh, your mom didn't make your outfit today?" This pattern looks so on trend and modern, her friends thought it was store bought. I paired it with some tonal leggings from Naartjie and her favorite tall black boots.
My version is the tunic length, size 12 with a traditional hem with twin needle stitching.
We had such awesome weather today. It was almost 80, so the kiddos had to play outside when they finished their homework.
Can you believe we are near my 100th outfit for this school year? I think I am going to have to do something special for that. Its weird to think that this summer this was just a spark in my head. I never really thought about it, I just decided to do it. And so far, it has had its trials and blessings. I thank all of you for sticking with me through this challenge and I am so happy to have heard from so many people that they have started sewing for their older girl because of seeing this blog. And, it has been a joy for me to sew for her this school year. We only have a little over 9 weeks left in the year and that will be gone in a blink!
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