Shirt look familar? It's the same Keyhole Top as last year, only sized up for my growing girl. I love how fast this shirt comes together. Adding the bias tape (the same as this project) takes the longest, but I've had lots of practice, so it goes on smoother now. The fabric was yet another thrift store find.
I may have said this all before, but: Someone told me once that sewing clothes for my kids was not a way to save money. When you get fabric as cheap as I can (thrift stores or given to me), and learn to draft free patterns (like this!) then how is this not better? My child gets to wear one-of-a-kind clothes made specifically for her! I may be able to buy her t-shirts at Walmart for $4, but I bought this sheet for $6, and I'll be able to make more than one article of clothing out of it! Besides, this is not about saving money, but about my need for a creative outlet for my sanity. It just also happens to clothe my child. And I love it. This may not work for everyone, but for me, right now, with my one child, this makes us both happy.
These leggings are a new pattern. Thanks again, Trina, for the Playtime Tunic and Leggings pattern from Oliver + S. I haven't used the tunic part yet (probably this fall when I need long sleeves), but I've made three pairs of leggings! All three from knit sheets at the thrift store (seriously folks, I get all my fabric there). Without planning it, I LOVE how they all go so beautifully with the Keyhole top! The purple one is actually super fine stripes (and what I made my maxi skirt out of), while the pink and yellow are solid. I'm getting more comfortable with knit, and these were not overly complicated to make. The only thing I'd do different next time is make a bigger size, because while the size 6 fits her now, it probably won't for long.