I over cut the materials just in case I had to do some fitting, which I did. I also wound up piecing the shell fabric, since I couldn’t get one continuous piece of the right size. I’m okay with it-
Thought maybe later on I could find some interesting trims to cover the seams -I saw some really cute shell buttons, so maybe I could do something with those. I guess it will just be considered a work in progress.
Today I took Mom to Hobby Lobby and of course we gravitated to the fabric department. I did not know that Hobby Lobby puts patterns on sale – I figured they were like Walmart who just says the patterns are 40% off every day. The McCall’s patterns were on sale for $1 each and I love pattern sales. Now I am the first one to admit that I have never been good at making clothes, but I found the cutest top pattern for a little girl-
-and I think Layla would love this, so I am going to give it a try. After all, it says EASY on the envelope. I will be making View B, the picture at the top, so she can wear it with leggings or pants. I will have to get her measurements tomorrow so I can make the right size that she will be able to wear once the weather warms up. The only issue is that even though I have so much fabric all over the place, I don’t have enough of the right kind for this pattern – it calls for lightweight to medium wovens and requires about 2 ½ yards.
So tomorrow I will rummage through Mom’s stash and try to find something suitable. I’m excited about this cute top, but I am also very apprehensive. Fingers crossed!