This year my daughter wanted me to make her most (if not all) of her back to school clothes, so I got started on it about two weeks ago. I want to make her some special outfits as well with applique's and the whole bit...but I think this is a good start for normal everyday kind of wear. All of the outfits have matching headbands because I'm letting her grow her bangs out and I cannot stand them being in her face.
I had originally intended for this to be her first day of school outfit, but I think the jumper is a little too big. It's a YCMT pattern (CarlaC's Simply Sweet).
I had enough fabric left over to make this skort (YCMT CarlaC's preppy skorts). I think this one will be her first day of school outfit instead.
For the top I used CarlaC's Peasant pattern with the ruffled neckline and sleeve option. The skort is the same pattern I used for the previous one, I just made it a bit longer. The fabric was a shower curtain that my mom had made, hung up to see how it looked in her bathroom, then took back down when she decided she didn't like it.
Easy-Fit pants made from extra fabric.
You can't tell by her expression, but this is her favorite outfit...but I cut the elastic too short and it's a bit too tight so I have to pull it out and redo it. Another CarlaC preppy skort, this time done with the twirly-skirt option.
Sophie Tunic (YCMT) with easy-fit pants that I modified to make into a flare leg.
I can't remember the name of this pattern, but it's another YCMT one. It's not as baggy as it looks, I haven't sewn the button onto the back yet. The pants were made from some velvet decorator fabric my mom gave me after she decided she didn't want to make a slip cover afterall.
Another CarlaC peasant top with easy fit pants.
Sophie Tunic made with the fabric I had left over after I made her skirt. This one is her favorite shirt...it's a batik but I'm not sure of the fabric content...feels almost like silk. My husband calls it "her 70's-going-to-the-disco-shirt".
I'm still making more stuff...and I also started making outfits for my youngest daughter (21 months) as well.