Monday, February 28, 2011

Petal Peasant Top and Ruffled Halter

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.IMG_0378

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 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.)


The other change I made is that I was too lazy to cut and sew a tie out of my fabric, so I just used bias tape and zigzagged it together.IMG_0375

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