I am on a roll! This is usually how I work. I make something, love it, and must make something again as soon as humanly possible. Its almost like an adrenaline rush, this sewing stuff.
I decided to make a top for Avery out of some vintage plaid I found at our local thrift store. I had the perfect pattern in mind that I bought during a black Friday sale. The Pippa Peplum by See Kate Sew. The pattern called for facing to finish off the neckline. Facing + kids clothes = does not work well (IMO). The facings are always peaking out and just generally annoying. So I decided to bind the neckline instead, and it worked pretty well. I am still perfecting my skill of binding with knit, but this was one of my better results.
I finished the top last night, after the kids were in bed. Tried to put it on Avery this morning, and it wouldn't go over her head. I tried again. No go. The thing about Avery is she has a huge nogin, she is super skinny, and on the tall side for her age. Sometimes I don't get the sizing perfectly right for her. So I tried the top on Heidi, and it fit her perfectly! That is definitely a benefit of having two girls so close together. The project would have been a total failure if Heidi didn't save the day with her small little head.
Heidi is my reluctant model, she was pouting during the entire 3 minute shoot.
I am so in love with this pattern. I could easily fill up my girls' closet with this shirt. And I think I will.