Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mama Made Kindergarten Wardrobe Part 3

I'm super happy with how this tunic top tuned out. How cute are ruffle sleeves? Again, no pattern used. I tried this one out in this gray floral print fabric because I have a lot of it & in case the shirt didn't turn out well, then I didn't waste any of my good fabric. Luckily I really like this fabric a lot & I think it looks great made into this shirt.


See that rolled elastic there on the back, on the right side? This happens to me all the time & I think buying the no-roll elastic from now on may be worth it.


This is an easy top for Sadie to out on & take off because it's all elastic. I'm a little upset with myself that I forgot to put a little tag in the back of this one. It could definitely use one.


I considered putting pockets on this shirt. Couldn't decide on using the same fabric for them or using contrasting fabric. Decided to go without for now. Any thoughts on pockets for this style shirt? Yay or nay?


I love that this can be worn as is for warmer weather & with a shirt underneath for colder weather. I'm thinking that it should be able to fit her for a few years.


I will definitely be making another one of these. Or maybe two...

22 comments:

ashley said...

candace- this is adorable! i love all the clothes that you have made. what a great handmade mom you are!

Ashley said...

SOO cute (as always)! I always have bought the regular elastic because I thought it felt better quality, but recently have bought the "no roll." What a great invention.....I think it is a little more comfortable too, like the edges aren't as crisp or something?

rachael said...

cute top on a cute girl. aw. :)

no roll elastic is my hero! makes clothes feel alot more comfortable, what with there being no bunching and such. whoever invented that stuff is a genius.

CarolinaDreamz said...

Cute.. Cute. Pockets.. Same fabric, with ruffly white solid lace or eyelet.. little pocket, u bottom.. like you often see on an apron. I miss having little girls to sew cuteness for.. :)

Sarah said...

Candace your designs are so cute! I can't wait to get creative with you. Where do you get all you fabric? I implied to my mother that I would be shopping in her collection and she was not as willing to share as I thought she would be...

Pockets: I'd go with a contrast pattern.

Cindy said...

Very cute! Looks great without the pockets.

Candace said...

CarolinaDreamz - I thought about the same thing w/ the pockets. rounded bottom & lace or eyelet trim. :)

Sarah - most of my fabric is from the thrift store. I use a lot of bed sheets....this one happened to be just some yardage. I think it was like 5 or 6 yards for $3.

3 'lil Lemons said...

very very cute, you are impressive. Sadie is such a cute girl too.

Sarah said...

Yet another cute shirt!
I'm not a total dummy, really, but I've never sewn with elastic. Although, I've encountered plenty of rolled over elastic - is it labeled actually labeled "no-roll" elastic? And will it be the same place as the packs of regular elastic or is it sold by the yard? (sorry, but I've never once found good help at my local big store)

Danielle said...

I am loving all your clotes for school, totally cute and I can def see pockets.

Bird Bath said...

this is a very sweet top...did you make up the pattern? It looks achievable - even for a novice sewer like myself.

alexandra said...

you are something else, Candace!! How fabulous is Sadie's Kindergarten Wardrobe??!! Good for you! And thanks for continuing to inspire me!
A.

Anonymous said...

Adorable!

Sadie will be the best dressed kid in kindergarten.☺

Lil said...

That is the cutest thing I've ever seen.

Jake, Jill, Jenna said...

Want to make some clothes for ME? What a cute top! It would be cute as a dress, too. Like with a long-sleeved shirt underneath and some thick leggings? I meant to ask you yesterday about the LEAF program and how it works. We'll have to talk on Sunday!

Dylan said...

She is such a ham. No idea where she gets that from.

Candace said...

Sarah,

The no-roll elastic is sold both in the packages & by the yard. It will state on the package if it is the no-roll kind.....i'm not sure if that's the exact wording they use, though.

Andrea said...

Would you ever consider posting a tutorial on how to make this top? I would love to be able to make one myself!!!

Candace said...

Andrea,

I am planning on posting a tutorial for this top. Hopefully I can get to it sometime soon. :)

Need to Sew said...

That is the cutest back to school top I have seen made yet!

Amen on the no roll elastic.

The top looks similar to the old pillowcase dresses - how easy was it to make? Cause I can see a bunch with little circle pockets or hem details.

Courtney said...

I love this top as much now as when you posted about it the first time. I understand how you made the basic top (it's just a tube with elastic around the top seem right?) but how did you do the sleeves? I'd love to make a top like this for my little girl, but I'm somewhat challenged in the see-it-and-make-it-without-a-guide-of-some-sort department.

Candace said...

Hi Courtney!

I made a tutorial for this top right here:
http://candacetodd.blogspot.com/2009/08/ruffle-sleeve-top-tutorial.html

Hope that helps! :)

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