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Lately my girls have been getting involved with designing outfits.
Next step: Making their own clothing.
Not when you have you own personal seamstress who happens to be your mom.
I made this outfit based on a sketch Isabelle gave me.
Which was promptly scribbled all over by her little sister.
Then lost so I can’t take a photo of it….
Sweat fleece for skirt, stretch lycra poly with small metallic dots for top
The skirt I draped on my dress form and the top was made by tracing one of her tees.
Maybe sweat suit fabric is a little too bulky for a skirt like this?
The top was a little tight. I traced the pattern from a more stretchy fabric than this purple fabric which only has a little stretch in it.
The stretchiness of fabric is definitely something to consider when you are designing a pattern.
This was a good learning experience . I learned fabric suitability to design is really important to consider when working with knits. I think I will try this skirt in a thinner fabric. I like the yoke and pockets.
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