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!