Recently, I came across a couple of outfits while browsing Caramel Baby & Child that I just love. I knew that at some point, I wanted to use those outfits as inspiration for something to sew for Anja. Rather than pick one of the two, I let the E&E Facebook friends vote on which one I should sew as my contribution to the Knock it Off series. Well, it was too close to call, so at some point, I plan on making both!
I've completed the first outfit, and today, I will show how I made the top. The trousers will be a separate post coming soon.
If you haven't downloaded the free Pleated Playsuit Pattern, yet, go do that now! You will need it for this tutorial.
I used a lightweight cotton voile for the top and chambray for the trousers. I don't think I've ever sewn with chambray before and it was so awesome to work with! Luckily, it was on sale and I got some in a delicious shade of yellow, too!
To make my version of the Fowey Top, you will need:
- About 1/2 yard or metre of lightweight cotton
- Four grosgrain ribbon shoulder ties (17"/43cm each) (or make your own from fabric)
- Coordinating thread
- The bodice pattern piece from the Pleated Playsuit
Watch for the tutorial for the trousers next week.