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 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