Monday, April 16, 2012

Badminton Top

*fabrics used: blue lamb fabric is Woodland Trails by Sherri Berry Designs and Fly a Kite by October Afternoon both are Riley Blake
The Badminton top from Oliver + S. 
I have been anxiously awaiting this pattern!! I love all the detail of this top. Love it! I do not love that I misjudged the size. I made a 7 because well Emily is almost 7. But Emily is tiny. I mean tiiiinnnyyyyy and apparently I am new to making her things? Let me give you an example of how tiny she is. Her friend Cheyenne who just turned 7 is wearing size 8-9 and Emily is still in a 5-6. Cheyenne is 50" tall while Emily is 45". I don't know Cheyennes measurements but I do know Ava's: Emily and Ava who are 6 years and 4 years are the exact same size (23" for chest, waist and hips). EXACT measurements except for height (Ava is only 38" tall).and they are 2.5 years apart. Crazy! Either someone is chunky or someone is small.....

So I made the wrong size as you can see by the clip in the back and the arm holes are over powering her. I'm thinking I should have made a 5 but with the 7 length.

I found the pattern to be something I had to turn Grey's Anatomy off for as I could not read and make while watching t.v. It's just a lot going on to get all this detail. Next one will go faster and I'll be able to watch t.v. while doing it:) I did make a fabric tie for the front as opposed to using ribbon. I cut 2, 15" strips on the bias at 3/4" each strip. Fold RST, sewed a scant seam and turned. Oh and I almost forgot, Emily chose this fabric!! I would not have chosen it as this type of print can make a garment look home made but I think paired with denim it looses that. Now if I paired it with Capri's out of the same fabric with a big-ass ruffle at the hem, well then, it would SCREAM homemade! Right? Right!

9 comments:

Kelly's Korner said...

How cute! I love her fabric choice! Yes, capris with ruffled hem would definitely look handmade...... She's so adorable!

Katelyn R. said...

This top is so adorable! What fabric did you make it out of? It's perfect!

Corinnea said...

Oh holy cow you crack me up.
Maybe once for April Fools you could make some ruffle pants???

The top is REALLY cute. Miss Em did a great job with the fabrics! I hate it when I miss on the sizes. Can't wait to see the version that fits.

jules said...

In regard to the comment moderator-too bad there are mean people out there to make a fun thing not as much fun.

Anywho, LOVE the blouse. It is so cute and so is the model :)

kristin said...

Oh it's so cute!! Thanks for the heads up on the pattern sizing - always hard to know with that type of stuff, and my daughter is super tiny too. I just got the croquet dress pattern and I'm hoping to sew it during KCWC! Yahoo!

PS - that's a fun print but I know what you mean about the homemade - always a fine line between "boutique" and the bad sort of "homesewn."

Jennifer said...

Thanks everyone! I agree Jules:( And Katelyn the fabrics are: blue lamb fabric is Woodland Trails by Sherri Berry Designs and the yellow gingham is Fly a Kite by October Afternoon both are Riley Blake. Corinnea: I'll make the pants to go with Crafterhours diaper puff jacket. That jacket was funny!

Jessica said...

I think it's great that you let her pick out the fabric! The top is super cute.
Sorry you had to turn on comment moderation... I really wish people would understand law before blasting people for 'breaking' it....

Heather Murphy said...

Right! You're so right!

mrsc1345 said...

That top is super cute, too bad you can't work in the clip as a "design element" somehow. I wouldn't think this top is "homemade" at all, except for that I think it is cuter than most of the crud at the stores. People that know I sew are always looking at my kids clothes and saying, "Oh, did you make that yourself?" like they are asking a toddler f they successfully used the toilet or something, so I get super paranoid about it. I think my stuff is awesome, so whatever. I do not, however, sew ruffle pants or full length ruffle rompers or anything like that. I think the ruffle pants paired with matching top and diaper puff jacket might make my eyes bleed, but I would want to check it out anyway, I'm sure you would rock it.

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