I had originally set out to make a top like this, but got distracted on the way by this super-cute idea. I merged the two and made a peasant top with the flower petal embellishment. And I must have followed the peasant top tutorial too closely, because I, too, made the shirt too short with the necessity to add length.
The flowers are so much fun! Since I didn’t use a knit, like the original tutorial, I ironed some interfacing on the flowers before I cut them out. I hope they make it through a couple of laundry cycles before fraying into oblivion.
My plan was to make the girls matching shirts, but I want more variety in my life. I had plenty of the fabric for two shirts (which was on clearance at fabric.com) so I decided make a coordinating shirt and use a different silhouette.
And I love ruffles on the little Miss, so when I found this pattern, I knew it was the one!
In order to be really fancy, I cut the ruffles so the stripes would go in alternating directions. (The original pattern suggests that I should cut the fabric on the bias, but I didn’t do that and hemmed each ruffle instead.)