I thrift most of K’s dress because its so much cheaper and pre-shrunk too! One day I bought this cute skirt and thought she would look very adorable in it. But when I put it on her, the band snaps onto her tummy and doesnt look too comfortable. Then the front would slide below her big round tummy (she eats a lot) and the skirt would sit much higher on the back. The ensamble would make me laugh since she looked like a little sheep walking on her hind legs.
So I took the elastic out, made a knit top out of left over fabric from this top, and tada! instant cuteness. There was actually a third layer of skirt ruffle, but I cut it off since she’s so active and a longer skirt often hinders her climbing activities.
She got the same cute patch pocket as my top, and for the edges, I actually took the edges of the fabric (whats that called? sleeves?), cut out some stripes and sewed them onto the neck and sleeve openings. I really like the raw edge it created!
(K: come on cat, you know what I am talking about, right?
S: get away from me with those sticky hands, you!)
(K: yay, negotiation complete!)
Lastly, this top happen to fit her to a T. That was not intended – I wanted it bigger so she can grow into it through summer. kids grow fast, eh?
I know, she’s pretty pro at posing for cameras 😀