Ottobre 3/2013 #16
Cotton Dress--left off bottom band to make it shirt length
Crafty Mamas Funky Pants
I started making school clothes now! After making the yoga pants, which is now the go-to-pant for one of my girls, I decided to make a shirt to go with them. I recently bought several yards of cotton lawn from Denver Fabrics, all which are very reasonably priced. I believe I paid $3.95 a yard for this fabric.
After looking through my Ottobre magazines, my daughter settled on the Flower Hexagon cotton dress, which is easily adapted to a top by leaving off the rectangular pattern piece. She also chose to leave off the pockets. That was fine for me too since it makes for a quicker sew. This top/dress has a back slit at the neckline, which you tie closed with ribbon. To keep it soft, I made tie straps with the same fabric. I used a narrow hem at the sleeves and bottom of the blouse.
Now I have 6 more pairs of yoga pants to make! I really love this pattern. You can make these pants so quickly and I use my serger for all seams and then my coverstitch machine for the leg hems.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley