There is lots of summery sunshine to show you in these photos!
I haven't been able to get into my sewing room much over the holidays, we have been busy having lots of fun! This morning however, I woke up with the steely determination that today would be the day I could get something made on my machine.
After a quick browse, I decided on a Lunchbox tee for L and spotting the offcuts of this knit fabric I knew I could put the two together.
The first time I made this for L was in November 2014, post here and I made her the size 3. Here we are in August 2016 and my little dot is only falling into the measurements for a 4!
I had to add length, I probably should have added more if I am honest, this girl only grows in height. Otherwise she stays the more or less the same! The advantage is of course that these sewing patterns last longer.
I added 2" to the length of the front and back pieces. This pattern is so good for a quick sewing fix! It took me no time at all to cut out, with length alterations, and put it all together. I should have gone for an extra 3", it still shows some tummy.
The pattern is meant to be cropped but I prefer a little more coverage.
The boxy style gives good freedom of movement for playing and keeping cool in the heat. I speak from first hand experience because behind the camera, I am wearing my Bento tee (the ladies version of the Lunchbox) and it is a dream to wear.
It felt good to make something again, I have a few things planned for when the school term starts again in a few weeks but for now, we are enjoying the summer holidays. Lots of days out and lots of ice cream in the sunshine!