Happy Monday, everyone! Today, because it's mid-May, and that means summer here in Southern California (and, I mean, come on, when isn't it summer here?) we're going to work up some easy-care, easy-wear leggings and tops sets for the run-and-play crowd. Ready?
I thought you might be.
I have a couple of funky little design drawings here for you:
This one is going to be modeled on a top my daughter already has, which technically isn't supposed to be a top at all. If you were to look at the tag in the back, you'd see that it's a size three, and she just turned seven. She wore it when she was three, and at that point it was a dress that came below her knees. As she grew taller, she eventually added leggings or jeans underneath, and now it's one of her most beloved tops.
And what do we do with beloved articles of clothing? We make copies.
So this one will have a cross-over neckline and high-ish yoke with contrast detail, short sleeves and a not-really-very-ruffly ruffle at the bottom. We'll decorate the hem of the leggings with a couple of rows of ruching.
I think we'll make the second top A-line with a center pleat and flutter sleeves, no ruffle at the bottom.
The leggings would be cute with a drawstring detail at the hem.
Now we have some decisions to make. Let's take another look at our fabrics:
We need to determine which fabrics go where. Four fabrics, two sets, what do you think?