This was my first make of the summer, See Kate Sew's Pippa Peplum in Heather Ross's Strawberry knit. I actually made a few of these, but this is the only one I photographed. I love this adorable pattern, but it does get too short pretty quickly, so in subsequent versions, I added about 1 1/2" in length to the top piece.
Next up is the Shwin & Shwin Glass onion top. I used some Cloud 9 fabric I found at Jo-Ann's and sewed up the most simple version: cap sleeve and regular lapping back. I love this shirt, but since I used quilting cotton, the lapped back always has to be ironed. I'm going to try the more voluminous version in some double gauze in the spring.
I've made half a dozen of Craftiness is Not optional's Nessie Top pattern. This is the first one and it's actually the best. I used a cotton jersey from GirlCharlee and she still wears it (over a long sleeve onesie).
I used this beautiful Charlie Harper knit for this version. I love the fabric, but I think it's an interlock? I've found that most designer knits don't work well for this shirt, which is unfortunate since there are so many cute ones! I wish they'd add some lycra to them. I've had some difficulty getting the collar right with this pattern. But you can really see the high/low hem in these.
And this last pattern I Love with a capital L. It's the Bimaa top from LouBee Clothing. I want to make a ton of these, but I've only managed two. The first she wears ALL the time, the fabric from GirlCharlee is so soft. I was worried the cowl neck collar would bug her, but it doesn't. It does, however, catch a lot of food!
I used the hooded version for a last-minute Halloween costume. It was a use-what-I-have situation, and the white fleece I used was not nearly stretchy enough for this pattern. When she recommends 4-way stretch fabrics, she means it. The hood was also a little large for the size, which apparently she fixed in the updated version, but it worked well for what it was. I hacked the ears into the hood and added a pompom for the tail, and voila, bunny!
Well, there you go, my daughter's mostly handmade wardrobe. I hardly bought any clothes this Fall and I love it!