Shorts! Oh, the doors this opens for me. Pants are next.
I was lucky enough to borrow my neighbor's sewing machine since mine has officially crapped out on me. I had no idea how LOUD my sewing machine was until I used hers. Hers has this quiet little hum. Mine sounds like a diesel truck! It's so loud, I can't even sew while Penelope is sleeping because it will wake her up. I need a new sewing machine don't I?
I used a pattern I found online for the shorts. You can see it here. Her pdf was for a 2t size, but when I cut out exactly as the pattern is, they were way, way too small. Oh well, I made some very tiny and very cute shorts for a friend of mine that is having a baby girl at the end of the summer.
It's called the Good Enough Stephanie Way. Much to the chagrin of my husband, who does things the Absolute Perfection Peter Way.
Then I used a tank top of Penelope's to measure the length, width and armhole size for the top part the jumper. It is essentially what a pillow case dress looks like in the beginning of the project, but smaller.
Also, because the first shorts I cut out were too small, when I cut out the second pair I had to lay my fabric the opposite way to have enough fabric. Thus, in the shorts the peace signs are going horizontal and in the top they are going vertical. I would have preferred them to be the same.
Here I am letting her play with pins so I can get a shot in good light. I am an awesome mother, I know. Whatever, it's good for her fine motor skills, right?
If I had to make this again, I would make it even bigger, she won't be able to wear this long. And I would have made the effort to run to the fabric store to get matching bias tape. The teal is cute, but it would have been much cuter with a perfectly coordinated color, or maybe that is just the OCD in me talking.
Hope you like!