I just love sewing things for my little girl to wear! And I'll be honest, the compliments and praises of both friends and strangers has a tendency to make one's day a little brighter. More than that, though, it's extremely gratifying to embellish basic patterns, even if it's just with a simple bow or an easy peasy pleated ruffle.
I've noticed the trend in little girl's shorts is to make them shorter and shorter (and tighter), and well, I'm simply not a fan. So I thought it would fun to make some and add a basic pleated ruffle along the legs. I love how it turned out!
It was very quick and easy to do...probably the most time-consuming part was figuring out how long to make the strip of fabric and ironing in the pleats.
They're perfect for a picnic playdate at the park!
The next project was a cute tunic top--
The first add-on was this sweet bow.
Then, some pretty crocheted lace around the hem. Such an easy way to add charm and detail.
The top would have been cute left alone, but adding those little extras make it really adorable. I think she likes it. ;)
Oh, and those little purple capris? Isabelle had a small hole in one knee and refused to wear them, even for play, so... I chopped them off and salvaged what little fabric I could to create the ruffles. Overall I'm pleased with them, but they do tend to curl up a lot. If I'd had the choice, I'd definitely make them longer, and I think that would alleviate the curling up issue.
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