I think a good pattern is one that you can sew in lots of different ways. Hence another reason I like the Pretty in Peplum Pattern. I used the bodice and sleeves to make a pleated top for Lila.
I'm forcing myself to sew from my stash. Why is that so hard sometimes?? I used this fabric to make a maxi dress for Lila a couples years ago. I've also made a shirt (not blogged about) and I had just enough to get one more shirt outta the deal. Trying to make my Grandma proud. :) Because it's old fabric from my grandma's stash. That's why it's got kind of an old school vibe.
Anywho. I've loved seeing pleated knit shirts in stores, so I thought I'd try my hand. Turns out pleats and knit are a little tough. Something about having to be precise....pshhhh. Who has time for that?
But imperfect pleats aside, this is without a doubt Lila's favorite shirt.
She's always trying to wear it. She loved that I used polka dot bias tape around the sleeves and bottom of the shirt instead of a boring ol' hem. Polka dots go a long way with this girl.
Ad hey, if my kid wants to wear what I make them, I'm not gonna complain. :)
Shirt Pretty in Peplum Pattern hack (old fabric) // Leggings Lollipop Leggings Pattern (Knit from Joanns) // Shoes Target