Em has worn her polka dot pierrot top just about as many times as she possibly could in the week and a half since i made it (between trips through the wash). it has turned out to be a fantastic little compromise item for a dress-loving girlie and her weather-conscious mama, because it’s pretty much the only thing she’ll wear pants with. so i made her another one.
the fabric is a rose-colored kaffe fasset shot cotton (forgot to check for the exact color) that i picked up at bolt when i got the buttons for her hopscotch skirt. can’t go there without buying fabric! the neckline is bound with kona cotton from her quilt binding that matched perfectly. i cut it on the bias again – wow, shot cotton almost acts like a jersey knit when it’s bias cut – very stretchy!
the color is another compromise – she still thinks it’s PINK, but to me it’s a little more sophisticated-feeling and matches her season. i had been curious to see what a pierrot looked like without the ruffle, too, and i like it! i do think this one needs a bit more embellishment, though, hence the H&M flower clip.
she spent the whole time outside smiling and sprinting back and forth along the sidewalk while her brother laughed at her and i tried to capture a few non-blurry photos before dinner. or maybe she was just excited because it wasn’t raining…?
the pattern is still in-the-works by rae (i was a pattern tester), so watch for it! it’s a good one.
UPDATE: the pierrot pattern is now available! get it here. 🙂