This pattern is by the uber talented Sarah .
Her pattern is very well written and is easy to put together, minus a paper cut, but that was not her fault.... just my own excitement for the pattern! So the pattern does not call for a knit for the main fabric, but I thought that I would try it, it does drape nicely, and I am trying to get out my quilting cotton comfort zone.
So I started with some beige knit with gold dots, (from Girl Charlee, looks sold out now) so soft, and cut up a ribbed black tank for the bindings. Graceanne is a VERY small 7 year old, so I made her a size 5 in the top but a size 6 for the length. I know that the top would be "open and flowy" but I did not want it too open on her small frame.
With if being a knit, I did not do a french hem which is called for in the pattern, I had never done one before so I just stayed with my trusty serger!
The pattern does not call for top stitching, but even after I pressed it I went ahead and top stitched with a double needle, two colors of thread, fancy shmancy, just to polish it off. Plus the knit was just not very heavy and would not stay put!
I love the way the tank lays on their back and shoulders! Perfection. The slightly different hems lengths is so fun, and perfect with leggings.
Well I just couldn't stop. I got in some more fabric a fuchsia peach skin (never used before) and chartreuse ribbed knit both from here. Oh My they have the BEST sales! They were a match made in heave for this pattern. I even top stitched in the chartreuse thread color on the fuchsia for a pop! I have the Hosh pant pattern, but I think I am going to wait until I get the right fabric, and wait for this fall. Who knows the girls might actually grow some this summer!