Our family pictures are coming up in just over a week, Abby needed something in our colors so I wanted to make her something cute. First, though, I needed a trial run. I took a risk late last night and picked fabric without her approval, but it wasn't too girly and the colors were pretty fall, so I figured she'd go for it. And she did, she loves it.
I used my favorite School Bus T-shirt, size 12 with mods. I followed the instructions on the Oliver and S blog to make the shirt in to a peplum. I measured to her natural waist before, knowing I wanted to try this, but then panicked that maybe I had done something wrong and I shouldn't cut it that short. It's not bad, but I think I should have gone a little higher. That's why this is a test run.
She will wear elbow sleeves year round, so I figure why not go with that length, plus I didn't have quite enough fabric for a full length sleeve. I squeezed this out of a yard, barely, I was sweating it just a little.
I am so excited my new tags finally came. My old ones, while I like the look of them better, they were just printed on. The listing claimed they wouldn't fray or fade, but they did both. This time I found another shop that makes them woven in, which is what I had a long, long time ago and they were awesome.
So, now on to the 'real' one!