Sunday, 15 June 2014

.Spy Tops for the M's.

One of the many perks of having a big family is that there are always plenty of children around to test pattern sizes on! When I was writing up the instructions for my Spy Top variation of Basic Tees, I made some for my nieces in Sydney to test a few different sizes.
These two can be fussy about what they wear, so I always like to check with them first and make sure they are actually going to like it. Michaela, for instance, will NOT wear anything with buttons! So funny, but Lil loves getting casts-offs from Michaela when ever she gets a new item of clothing with buttons on it! I took photos of a heap of different fabrics and emailed them to my sister for the girls to choose from. Michaela liked this Peacock Love from Lillestoff. I paired it with some striped fabric that was a perfect match. Michaela turns 7 in a few months and I made her a size 7, it fits well with plenty of growing room.
Maya is a bit quirky in her choice of clothes, she always has us laughing with her unique style and doesn't care what anyone thinks about it! She has been fox-crazy for a long time and choose this fox fabric, also from Lillestoff. It was a tricky one to find a colour to pair it with, I had red in my cupboard but thought it might look a bit too Christmasy with lots of red trim. I ended up going with a light grey Robert Kaufman Laguna knit.
Maya is only 9 but I made her a size 10 because she prefers less-fitted clothes. She is a skinny little thing (wears a size 7 in pants!) so I could have cut the waistband a bit smaller to bring the waist in a little bit. She requested a photo with her beloved "Foxy" toy that has been a favourite of hers for as long as I can remember! Thanks Carli for snapping these pics of your beautiful girls, it's handy to have a photographer in another state! x
I'm looking forward to seeing some of your Basic Tee Spy Tops creations - but I'm warning you now...once you start you will be addicted and won't be able to stop at one! Next up on my sewing list is to make a Spy Top for myself...

Make It Perfect, Basic Tees pattern (Spy Top variation)
Lillestoff, Peacock Love organic knit
Lillestoff, Fox organic jersey
Robert Kaufman, Laguna jersey in Grey


Chelsea Parsons said...

the fox fabric.... best ever xx

Lara said...

Cute tops! Have you seen the fox quilt pattern Elizabeth Hartman designed? Your fox loving niece would love it :)

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