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Saturday, June 9, 2012

2 piece with a reversible top, 3t-4t

I'm really liking the idea of reversible clothing for kiddos!  It doesn't take much effort to make an outfit with two choices. 

With this little number, I gathered some of my favorite remnants left over from old projects for a top/capri outfit; the reversible option was born of the need for lining the garment.  If there is lining, why not make it cute?  Why not make it cute enough to wear on the outside?  So I set out with my basic top pattern pieces, got my yardstick out and started drawing up a new back closure, using the existing pattern piece as a guideline for the side seams and arm and neck openings.  It was just a V from the shoulder opening, past midline, then back to the bottom of the side seam. 

Emma, my gracious and adorable little model, shows the top's back closure.  Summery and cool, and the turquoise makes me think of the pool at Grammy's house.  Add a couple of large buttons from the button jar collection, and some bias tape to finish the pant leg hems and arm openings.  The reverse side of the top is the same as the capri pants elastic casing, white with tiny turquoise dots (not shown).  If anybody is interested in how to make the top with the single button back closure, let me know!  I'll make another one and take pics along the way.  This one is currently for sale at Kindel & Company. Hope everyone is enjoying summer as much as I am!

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