Hopefully it will fit in a few months because I do love how it turned out.
I used a pale blue/grey polka dot cotton fabric by Lakehouse. The collar and ruffle are a bleached muslin.
I loved these little anchor buttons. They are a bit 'cutesy' but sometimes you just gotta go with it. I tend to over think fabric/notion purchases and these buttons were just on a whim.
I love Oliver + S patterns but I do believe my future success will depend on my precise measurements. I am so new to garment sewing. I am assuming you take the measurements and you make the exact size that is suggested for that measurement. Is there ease already added in? Maybe that sounds stupid but I honestly have no idea. When I cut the 2T size I am sure I was thinking that I should give her a little growing room.
Also kids sewing is a different from adult sewing in this matter. I want there to be growing room but I am not interested in sewing Lydia an entire wardrobe of 'tent' like shirts.
This is a picture of Lydia wearing her shorts. It is going to be a high of 79 degrees in Asheville today so they are more than appropriate!
Maybe you were wondering why I am posting a 'leg' only picture...
Cute as she is these are the types of faces I get for most pictures. Love this little girl.