so I clearly am a sucker for this month's flip this pattern over at Frances Suzanne - sewing with sisters
for a few reasons
* I Love flipping
* I absolutely Adore Oliver + S Patterns
*Isabella can do with a few more good looking clothes that fits an ACTIVE lifestyle.
and she sure seems to love this one.
I saw a little girl in town a few weeks back with a little jumpsuit that had shirring at the feet and also the middle so it was already in my mind's" I want to sew that " list and had already pictured the outfit with this yellow with blue flower fabric. After doing the roller skate dress I thought that the tunic will work perfect for what I had in mind.
My flip consists of 2 of my favorite patterns. The The Roller skate tunic which I shortened the pattern by 2 inches and brought the sides in about 1 inch and then the most awesome shorts pattern called the KID shorts which I lengthened.
This is how it looked after I assembled the whole outfit. I followed the tunic pattern completely and then made two rows of stitches at the bottom and gathered it. I then attached the completed pants to the bodice( when I cut the pants pattern I took some off the top of the pants where the foldover for the elastic would normally be) The lining of the bodice I also gathered like the floral print but ironed it inwards on the top row of stitches and hand seamed it to the suit as you can see on the picture on the right.
Here's how the buttons turned out.
I have a thing for shirring lately and like to do it on shirts of mine at the bottom as well as Bella's shirts.
It really is a very nice suit for a active little girl and she was able to run around in the garden and have fun at the library.
I had so much fun to participate with the sewalong for FLIP this Pattern for July and Miss Bella is 2 outfits richer. a WIN WIN I would say.