Looking back at my last couple of sewing items, can you figure out that my lil' girl likes the color pink? So not to disappoint, a pink shirt.
Fabric: 1 yard of Riley's Blake Hoo's in the Forest
Pattern: Simplicity 5222
Year: c. 2004Notions: Single fold bias tape, 1/4 inch elastic, eyelet lace trim
Time to complete: about 2 hours
What I'd Change/Changes Made: I put the elastic around the waist before assembling. I also finished all of the seams with french seams. This did make it a little bulky at the seams but has a nice finished look to it. If I made it again, I would definately finish the seams on the arms before assembling to shoulders. There wasn't a lot of room between the seam and the elastic in the sleeve so it made pressing the hem difficult.
I know we live in Wisconsin and short sleeves aren't practical but whenever making clothes, I want things that can go a couple of seasons. She can wear this throughout the fall and add a pink or white turtleneck underneath for the winter or a little button down sweater. The pattern ran big so I think (HOPE) she can wear it again in the spring.
I seriously want this in my size. It screams "I'm A Country Girl", especially with the little eyelet trim on the bottom. I can't wait to see Em all dressed up in her denim skirt and pink cowgirl boots.