Friday, 23 August 2013

Umbrellas and Ice Cream



I thought I might squeeze in one more summery outfit before I start to thing seriously about autumn and winter clothes. I had some of this fabric left over from the fairytale dress I made for Boo's birthday and seeing as she doesn't get to wear her dress all the time I decided that this cute umbrella print needed to make another appearance. Cue the adorable O+S Ice Cream Top!



This is such a great top for summer as it is light and airy, has a lot of room for play. It is super girly too with all those pretty gathers.



I have only made View C once before for my daughter and having tried it on her recently, it was clear that a few more inches in length were required to get more shelf life out of this top. Her last one was a size 5. It still fits her around the chest and she has no trouble getting it on and off. It was just way too short.

For this one, I made up a size 6 and added 2" extra length to the main body. It hits just below her hips which is perfect.



I have every intention to make a pair of shorts to make this an 'outfit' rather than just a top. But for now, it goes with quite a lot of items in her current wardrobe. Like this blue Hopscotch Skirt (also O+S). Having so many colours on the fabric makes it a good go-to top. I often find that when I make something I haven't given much thought to what it will match. No such problems with this one!



And a last close up of that cute little 'v' on the front yoke. Because it just makes me smile.

 

9 comments:

  1. A perfect v! I love the blue button and the umbrellas, cute top!

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    1. Thank you! I almost forgot to do the v! Had to go back and sew it in.

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  2. Love the Icecream pattern. This is gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Peta! It has been a while since I made my last one, I forgot how addictive they are.

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  3. This is my favourite pattern :-)
    Love it in this fabric - so perfectly sweet

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    1. Every O+S pattern is my favourite! I can never decide. This will get a lot of wear judging by her reaction.

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  4. Lovely top and what a perfect chignon hairdo!

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    1. Ha! Thank you. Funny how something that takes seconds can look better than something more complicated. She has very thick hair!

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