leapin’ leprechauns, it’s St. Paddy’s Day!
and this lass needed a new shirt!
Em’s school has a uniform, but for St. Patrick’s Day she could wear green. she didn’t have a top that’d work, though, and she was super excited to brainstorm the outfit together on our way home from school last week.
well actually she wanted a new dress, but i was able to convince her that she already has a skirt with SHAMROCKS ON IT so that saved me a bit of work. 😉 details about the skirt right here. we picked the fabric for the top together, and the rest of the outfit is her choice – i just set out the gold shoes which she was ecstatic about. a holiday centered around gold and rainbows is a winner in her book.
the shirt is the Nessie Top Pattern by Craftiness is not Optional. i’d previously made one for my niece and love the sweet girly shape of it. the 4T was a bit big when i tried it on Em at Christmastime, so I knew it would probably fit now after a few months of growing.
i made it with short sleeves and didn’t hem the sleeves or bottom for extra flutter. the fabric is a lightweight green slub knit that’s upcycled from an old dress of mine. the skirt of the dress was pieced so i used one of those seams down the back of the shirt, and i like the look (and drape).
i painted some ultra suede with gold fabric paint (affiliate link) and zigzagged it onto the shirt with metallic gold thread to create a little “pot o’ gold” pocket. that’s her favorite part.
this is not the first time i’ve done last minute sewing for St. Patrick’s Day.
did you make anything green for your kids/you to wear? it’s kind of a fun one to sew for since it’s only based on color, so the clothes can easily be worn later and can be as fancy/casual as you want.
my husband made her lunch – bagel and GREEN cream cheese! I can’t wait to hear what she thinks of that! I think it’s pretty cute. 🙂