::: July 29th... :::

12:30 PM

Sixteen years ago today, God blessed Michael and I with this spectacular child... our last little baby!  She has truly been a blessing.  I know a lot of parents are biased, but this beautiful little girl has yet to give us a moments trouble or worry.  She's not a perfect child, by ANY means.  She still has her moments as a pouty-faced, brooding teenage girl.   But she is truly a joy!
Per usual, I made her a birthday outfit.
The top is McCall's 6751.  And it literally took under an hour from cutting table to final pressing!  Three pieces is all.  I cut the smallest size -- the extra small.  She told to me leave off the pocket.  And instead of bias binding, I just serged the raw edges and used a 5/8" hem.  The hemming was really easy, because once you start, the entire thing is continuous.  I used a lightweight 100% cotton chambray from my stash.  
I thought the back was so cute.  Almost like an adult version of the little crossover tops that baby girls wear. And the way the straps are set, it's bra friendly.  If I had made this for myself, I'd probably tack the back to make sure it stayed in place. 
And once again, I pulled out her "TNT" shorts pattern, McCall's 6756 and used a shortened version of view B.  I used this lovely fuchsia brocade from Mood Fabrics.com.  
And since it has absolutely no stretch, I cut the size 8 instead of a size 6.  
Happy Birthday to my Sweet Sixteen Year Old!

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43 comments

  1. Cute outfit for the Sweet Sixteener! Happy Birthday Micaela!

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  2. Happy Birthday to your baby girl! :) Love that top- and the other variations in the pattern too.

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  3. What a cute outfit! Happy birthday to your little girl!

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  4. Another really cute outfit! And Happy Birthday to your last baby!!

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  5. SO DOING THIS!!!! She's absolutely stunning &you've done an amazing job as per usual. Happy Birthday to your daughter!! :)

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  6. Happy birthday to your daughter! And I love that crossover top:)

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  7. She is blessed to have you and you are blessed to have her! A great win win. . .and her fashion stylist to boot! Happy Everyday to you both.

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  8. CUTE!! I've been following you blog for quite sometime and it's amazing to see the kids grow up! Happy B-day to your mini me!!

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  9. Happy birthday to your newly-minted 16 year-old! And great job on the birthday outfit!

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    1. Thanks lifeinamadshouse!

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  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

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  11. Happy birthday to your baby girl. My baby girl shares this day with her only she's 10 years younger.

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    1. Thanks Latonya! And happy birthday to your baby girl too!

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  12. Awww Happy birthday!!!

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  13. Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen! Your daughter has such a great smile. The birthday outfit is wonderful!
    Christina

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  14. The top turned out very cute! I made the same top last week, but will be lengthening it next time. I also thought the shoulders were set a little wide, so I might make an adjustment there to (or simply cut a size smaller as it is so forgiving a fit).

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    1. Thanks DressUpNotDown!

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  15. Gorgeous girl and gorgeous outfit! My daughter's a 29 July baby too and I REALLY hope I can say she is "yet to give us a moments trouble or worry" when she get to the same age ;)

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    1. Thanks Lisa and Happy Birthday to your daughter too!

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  16. this girl is a star and her beautiful birthday outfit is, too! thanks, Mom...

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  17. ahh...so cute...Happy Sweet 16th Birthday Micaela...you look fab!

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  18. She is beautiful and her outfit, outstanding.

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  19. Oh she looks so sweet! Happy belated Birthday!

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  20. Happy Belated Birthday Mikaela! Such a cute outfit, love it!

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  21. Your dd shares a birthday with my best friend from childhood. Love this top and will make it for my daughters.

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    1. How cool Gail! It's such a cute top!

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  22. Happy Sweet 16!

    Great outfit Erica. I love the top.

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