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!