I was working on my post for Winter Wonderings: Operation Zero. I used a free pattern that I had been interested in, that I knew would be perfect for color blocking. Only to be terribly disappointed with the results, so disappointed that I couldn't finish the last few steps.
This forced me to go back to the drawing board, I was previously unsure if I was going to have time for Week 1 of Project Run and Play but the Popover Sundress remix ended up being the perfect jumping point for my guest post and one of my favorite things (top 10) I have made for Boston. And though it was annoying and frustrating to have such a disaster. I am glad that I did, because other wise I would have missed out on making this little number.
happy little accident. I honestly can't imagine her fall wardrobe without it.
With the approach of fall, with the cooler temperatures that are coming I decided that Boston needed a long sleeve tunic. I drafted baseball style sleeves using one of her shirts for sizing. I then used the bottom of 8 inches of the skirt (Size 2T) as the bottom part of the tunic. This tunic has a double hem for growth, as she continues to grow up I will pull out the 1 inch hem and will have 1/2 inch hem. I used the bias strips from the straps to bind the top of the shirt.
The fabric for the top came from my stash. I had picked up at the Home Fabrics for $2/yrd in the back section where they keep quilting fabric, which I am not sure how much I used but it was probably around 3/4 yrd. The buttons and thread I had from a previous projects.
Polk-a-dot jeggings (free pattern). It is perfect for fall frolicking.
Tomorrow over at Winter Wonderings, I will be sharing a tutorial on how to make this simple little denim skirt. Head over there for that and to see the awesome sauce posts that have been shared for Operation Zero.
PS. Don't forget about the Wonderful Wednesday blog hop, that opens today at 5 PM MST.