The second iteration of McCall's 8473. Can I just tell you briefly how completely in love I am with this pattern? There are gathers, a peter pan collar... It's just so damn cute. Fortunately Baby Girl is a pretty good sport about being dressed up and photographed (so far).
|The actual pattern|
And she's so cute! In pictures, especially, as she's much quieter in that form. I had just a little bit of this brown fabric left after I made myself a button up shirt. We have not had a chance to dress up in our matching shirts yet, but we will I'm sure. The piping is a pink and white plaid I used on Baby Girl's Christmas stocking (oh no! I just realized that one hasn't been blogged yet. I'm working on it, promise!)
I didn't have enough of the brown or the pink to do matching pants, so this time it's just the shirt. I used the same view because, well, basically because I love it. I do want to try it with the poofy sleeves sometime, though.
The collar sort of sticks up oddly and I'm not sure why. It's done the exact same way as the first one and I didn't have any problems with it. Actually, now that I think of it that is a lie. I couldn't find any interfacing when I was sewing this, so I just doubled up on the fabric on one side. Maybe that's why we use interfacing... I think if I tack it down it will probably be ok. Now I just need to work up the motivation to do so.
I'll admit that the back is an epic fail. I forgot to make sure the hem lined up on either side... and then one button turned out to be sewn on just a little bit off. In case you ever wondered why most button holes are vertical instead of horizontal: here's your answer! Vertical button holes are infinitely more forgiving. I have ripped off the offending button and not bothered to sew it back on. After all, the hem will still be uneven. Le sigh.
But that's ok, it's still too cute from the front! Even with the wonky back and collar I still love how adorable she is in this. That's two projects completed for small people this year, so far (actually, three: one you haven't seen yet!)