I know I promised pictures of an alternative Valentines Day Dress, but it is so cold here, and cloudy at the moment. I just don’t want to put Olivia outside on days like this. So I thought I will show you another item that I made during my Christmas break. This top was made specifically with my niece and daughter in mind. I made Olivia these denim ruffle pants back in October, and yes they are available in my shop. It is a new denim fabric that I received in four colors – green, grey, black and brown. She loves these pants, and wore them with all kinds of Christmas outfits during the Fall months. I wanted to make her something new, and was inspired by some fabrics that I had just added to my new website KINDERKOUTUREFABRIC . I noticed immediately that they would be a perfect match to the green pants, so I designed a new top. Want to order? Just click HERE
I used an old time favorite pattern of mine from Tie Dye Diva – Ashbury Peasant Top. Yes I did make some changes, but overall the pattern is the same. I made the skirt a bit fuller, and added a sash. I also added ruffles to the hem of the sleeve. This time I decided to use a size 6 on this pattern, but the sleeves were still too tight. So I will alter the pattern to allow for a larger armhole, and viola, a perfect pattern. The reason I love this peasant dress is because the bodice does not look like she is wearing a big potato sack. I also love the way the neckline is cut. In general I use this pattern over and over again.
And just for laughs, because I was too lazy to wash and iron the black pant today……I decided to photoshop the same picture and show you what the top would look like if she wore a black pant instead of the green. I really cannot decide which one I like better. LOL. It is nice to know she has both options.