As you know I decided a wee while ago that I wanted to learn to make my own clothes. And I had a few successes, however when it comes to practicing if you get it wrong making a big item then it is quite a waste of cloth and money!
Yesterday I was looking for clothes for Farm Baby and two things struck me; firstly that there is never (like buying clothes for me) exactly what I want and secondly that she will grow out of things so fast at this age that it just isn't worth buying really lovely things (at least not a lot of them). Then another epiphany hit me, here I had a tiny tot who needed clothes and I needed to practice! I could make clothes for her with my leftover materials, I could get exactly the clothes I wnated for just the cost of my time and if it went wrong there wouldn't be a huge loss of money and cloth!! Excellent.
So I set about looking for patterns. I found a very basic one here which would give me the general idea, but it still wasn't 'special' enough for me so I edited it myself, added a Peter Pan Collar and Capped Sleeves as well as matching both of them to the skirt and this is what I ended up with...
Apologies for the photo: my usual camera has a flat battery and I have NO idea where the charger is, so I am using our cheap and cheerful camera we bought for taking underwater photos when we were on holiday!
I am really pleased with how it turned out and it has given me a lot of confidence for trying to make other things for her!