22 December 2012

Summer wear : girls top


Christmas is days away and I'm finding that is a great motivator to get some sewing finished for my girls.
The fabric used to be a pillowcase which I spied for $1 at the Salvos.


I based this on those other gathered pillowcase tops you see floating around the web but because the fabric was stiff, I pleated the front neckline instead. 


Great for summer with shorts racing around chasing the chooks.

Now to finish a nightie....

13 comments:

  1. What a super creative use of a pillowcase! Your little one will love it...off to have a peek around your blog...J

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    1. thanks for following along Judith. :)

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  2. So so cute! I think the pleats make it look more finished than the gathered dresses I've seen.

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    1. Thanks Kat. Bit more effort on the pleats but I do like it more. Congrats on the boy news btw! :)

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  3. The chevron looks very trendy! "Summer" and "Christmas" in the same blog post...that is so weird to me, haha! We had just a little bit of snow blowing around here yesterday.

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    1. HAHA... would it totally spin you out if I said we even went to the beach on the weekend and will be having Christmas OUTSIDE! hehe.

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  4. That is such a cool print. I can't believe it started life as a pillowcase!

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    1. Pillowcases are great for quick projects! I love the print too.

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  5. I love this variation rather than elasticised! Gorgeous! Happy Christmas to you xx

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    1. Thanks Rach! Merry Christmas to you too xox

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  6. Cute! I love this. The fabric is adorable!

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