The top comes together pretty quickly and easily and I do need to note that the instructions have you set the sleeves in after the side seam is sewn up and really this isn't necessary, you can set them before you sew the side seam. If you wanted to, this top would be a great showcase for an alternate fabric on the yoke or ties. Lots of cute potential and its a woven, which I love. The tie on this one is one of two options for the neckline, this winter I used the mandarin collar finish and I think I like this tie better.
The skirt is kind of a fussy little make. You are supposed to make buttonholes for your buttons but since the back waistband is elastic I found working buttonholes unnecessary and just sewed the buttons on. BTW the elastic back waistband is a fantastic idea and Figgy's has you extend your elastic a bit so that as your child grows you just let the elastic out. I left off the optional belt loops, she never wears belts. I added about 1 1/4 inches to this skirt and only turned it up 1/2 inch total to hem it so if your child is on the tall side you may want to add length too.
|The necktie makes a cute bow!|
|He's been her constant playmate for her entire life!|
On another note, the pictures of this girly with her dog just make my Momma heart smile. She loves our dog and he loves her too. Such sweet pals.
|These two have a special bond. We sure do love our dog Buster.|