For the girl who wears nothin’ but hand-me-downs…
A perky peplum!
(Quick! say that 5 times fast!)
But I deem this style to be totally adorable and appropriate for small people. It’s just straight-up cute! Right??!!
Minus the big wrinkle down the front. Whoops.
The fabric is Large Flowers in Charcoal by Alison Glass and I think it’s perfect for this top.
Such vibrant color! A joyful top for my joyful girl.
I lined it in Cotton Couture in gold, which seems to compliment the colors in the print pretty well.
I went up a size this time around, and sewed a 3T. She wore her polka-dot one the other day and I almost had to call the Fire Department to come with the Jaws of Life to remove it from her. Oh. My. Gersh.
Just trust me here… if in doubt, go up a size.
This top is fitted, so it does require the kid to put her arms straight up so you can tug it off, which might just be harder for a 2 year old to suffer through for more than 3 seconds without having a full-on panic attack. a-hem.
Instead of cutting the slit in the back 4 inches, I’d consider cutting up to 5 inches next time around- and my Corinne has a skinny head. Or, I might cut the neckline out a bit larger. Dana does have you cut a 5″ slit for the larger sizes, but I think it might be something to consider for the smaller sizes too.
(Note: I really do love this pattern- just giving you the heads up! Gotta be real.)
Aaaannnd a little vintage button on the back to finish her off.
Next Tuesday, Coco starts preschool two days a week.
She is SO excited to play with the baby dolls and baby strollers- her favorite things in the world right now.
And I will not lie- I am looking forward to some free time. Strolling (quietly) through the grocery store, getting my ridiculously overgrown hair cut, sewing to the sounds Pandora, and the occasional morning nap are all on my list of things to do.
Now go forth, my people. Sew the peplum!