This project would have gone much faster if I had just made it a basic upcycled pink tee (I started with this old one of mine), but of course I had to make it waaaay harder on myself and attempt to add a little voile peter pan collar. With mixed results. It’s cute, when she stands exactly the way I want her to….but as soon as she moves, it gapes quite a bit in the front:
Ack. If I had had more time to fuss with it, I could have made it perfect…but of course I have other things to sew now, so the fix will have to wait. It’s also a size 4, and Clementine wears size 3, so maybe I’ll leave it and just let her grow into it a bit more?
One thing that must be mentioned: when you attach a woven collar to a knit top, you MUST leave a bigger opening for the head, as woven fabric will not stretch over the head like a neckband will. Hence this little make-shift placket in the back. And I just had to share this pic, it totally kills me. The “I’m so bored with Mom taking my picture” deep-space-stare. Hee.
OK, off to do some more Mini-Washi dress sewing!!!
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