Tropical! Liv Skirt (free pattern) + Skipper Top8:33 pm
This year I'm aiming for a really laidback 2015, rediscovering my creativity and originality and just going with my muse! However when a tester call pops up on my facebook and it's for a super cute pattern... well I'm not going to say no am I?! I'm a sucker for cute patterns!
I was able to test the Liv Skirt for Annemieke of Sofilantjes which is already a free pattern in Dutch on her site, but she needed a hand testing it out in English! It's a multi-sized pattern, a little stretchknit mini skirt with cute pockets! Also. It's FREE!
I used some scraps that I got from the op-shop last year, these crazy 80s fluro beach prints. There wasn't really a lot of them, but I had enough for this skirt, the top and some scraps left over for little pockets or cuffs. I don't know, when i fall in love with a fabric I fall hard and i need to use every tiny little skerrick! The fluro rainbow fabric is my absolute favourite!
I sewed up the 2T, however Eddie is tiny for her age (although she is chunky, she does not fit size 2! Also she is short as) so it's a little longer on her and the waistband is not as snug as you may see on the other Liv Skirts. Which is fine, because obviously it's a perfect size 2 and she will grow into it!
The back and the pocket linings are from a contrast fabric, equally as bright and equally as 80s. I don't know what it is about this outfit but the whole combination of colours and the patterns make my heart so happy to see them! We're heading to the beach in a week or two for a bit of a frolic and you can be sure she'll be wearing this on the sand!
The pockets are shallow, which is good because her arms are short! Go check out the free pattern on her site, but also check out her shop because have you seen THIS?? Yes please.
I used the Skipper Top pattern by Sew Much Ado, which I have previously stitched up here! I didn't hem the sleeves or the neckline, just left it all raw and beachy. I stitched on a little square pocket to match the rainbow fabric of the skirt. When I cut the fabric out, I made the shirt shorter by a few centimeters, then once it was all sewn up I cut the bottom into 1.5cm wide strips. If you tug on the fabric (hold the top in case you tug the strip off lol) and then let it spring back, you should get the curling effect. I'm pretty sure it will curl even more into strips when this baby gets washed (the shirt, not the child).
Tim is always really hesitant about cropped tops on his little girl, but I really love seeing her little fat belly poking out!
It's okay, I mowed the grass like the next day!
Have a good day!