A while back I also completed this little top for a friend of mine in Oregon. She just became a big sister! I used the peasant blouse tutorial from Blueprint and the rest of my Heather Ross mermaid fabric. I love how whimsical this fabric is and it's so soft. Had to hope for the best on the fit of this one as I haven't seen this lovely little lass in years. But, word is that it fits and has apparently already been worn to the aquarium, which makes me sooo happy! I did stray from the tutorial in a really exciting way for this one. I was able to use the elastic thread to create the sleeves, rather than creating a casing. I LOVE this alteration because not only is it a million times easier, it also creates an adorable little ruffle and isn't as tight of a fit on the upper arm. I'm literally on the prowl for other ways to use elastic thread these days.
WI Quilt Expo
2 months ago