I first made the dress, using an IKEA duvet for the fabric. I previously used this duvet to make Molly’s dress which is so funny. I had forgotten that dress was the same pattern designer….. I made the Patricia dress in a size 12, definitely a bit big for my soon to be 11 year old, but I like things big so she can wear them longer. Super cute and we actually walked some alpacas in a peach orchard the day I took pictures. Such a fun day and the dress looked adorable and was comfy in the summer heat. We had too much fun to get a lot of good photos, plus it was SO sunny!
I decided to make a size 10 also since it is her correct chest measurement so I made a top next. I am SO HAPPY with how it turned out.
This jaguar fabric is a Target shower curtain that I snagged on clearance for $5.98. I fell head over heels for the gorgeous deep green color and knew my animal loving girl would be crazy for it. I also just love to find unique fabrics to upcycle (I went back the next day and bought another one!).
This top fits perfectly and she’s going to wear it for first day of school with some black shorts. So excited! The pattern is easy to follow and the only thing that takes a bit of time is the gathering for the ruffles. I loved pinning away while watching a show, and it wasn’t bad at all. I also love that I just had to print out a few pages for the front and back bodice pieces, and used measurements for the skirt and ruffle. That always makes me happy!
I’m thinking of making a few more tops like this for my growing up daughter (dresses are not as popular for her anymore). I love that NO ONE will have this top since it’s a shower curtain. (she asked if it was waterproof) HAHA! So keep an eye out when you’re shopping (or redecorating) for using a shower curtain, tablecloth, drape/curtain for a cute dress or top! Till next time! Ellen