I am not sure how other bloggers with small children do it, but it is hard to get someone to take pictures! Between my husband’s and my schedule, I sometimes have to alternate between him, my mom, and one of my cousins to take pictures. It can get frustrating and honestly tempting to quit blogging. I was so desperate one day that I asked my SIX year old to take some snapshots. You can guess how those turned out! Between him wanting to play Panda Pop on my phone and with the attention span of a fly…the pictures were a mess! The sweetheart that he is, he tried!
My husband realized my point of desperation in asking my six-year-old to take pictures and was able to snap a few wearing this top (while wrestling the four-year-old, of course!).
…on to the VERY short post (due to lack of pics!)…
I made this top using a light weight denim fabric from Michael Levine’s fabric. It is a 100% cotton and there are tiny holes throughout the design. It is a fabulous piece of fabric. CLICK HERE for the link to the fabric. I would recommend using a nude colored lining if you making anything where tiny holes would be a problem. Other great options for this fabric would be an off-the-shoulder top or dress or even a great fit and flare shirtdress.
TOP: BUTTERICK B6355 HERE | DENIM: EXPRESS | SHOES: Banana Republic | NECKLACE: 21 hm Boutique and Charming Charlie
The pattern that I used is Butterick B6355 HERE. The fit is very loose on this pattern. I usually cut a size L. My original plan was to make this into a dress and I cut the XL to have room to play around and take in if needed. BIG MISTAKE! I cut the size XL and I was swimming in it! I had to take it in about four inches overall. I eventually added a front seam to help bring in some of that fullness. Even its final state, it’s not the most figure flattering top. For me the neckline/shoulder area is where I will need to make adjustments in I use this pattern in the future. STYLE TIP: The width of the neckline is pretty wide. My shoulders are an area that I have a lot of issues and I don’t like to add width to that area. I used the necklace to bring the attention back to my neckline. The next time that I make this pattern, I will use the size L (and wider seam allowance). I will also narrow the shoulder area.
Let me know your thoughts!