I’ve been trying to buy my girls summer tops. I want them to be cool and to keep them covered (to avoid sunburn). I couldn’t find any in the shops, so I decided to make my own. I selected the Newlook pattern (6526). Although I’m going to make version A with the sleeves from B (but no ruffle on the end).
I haven’t sewn clothes for a long time and it took me forever to lay the pattern on the fabric and get the grain right. So far it is going OK.
I bought lilac bias binding for the neck edge and bow. I thought that I would have a matching cotton thread in my stash, but no. So I’ve had to stop – I hope my motivation doesn’t disappear before I get lilac thread!