Who doesn't love red, white & blue? These colors look amazing together, always.
If you are looking for some awesome nautical or RWB knits, Girl Charlee has a great selection.
This outfit was a multiple pattern hack for me. My daughter has been asking for a high/low tank top for several weeks. For this outfit, I was able to use patterns from Ottobre Summer 3/2013.
#34 Movimiento tank top--altered hem for a high/low look.
I love the dots with the stripes!
#31 Ola de Calor sundress--traced from the waist down only for the skirt. I also made a yoga-style waistband.
#33 Chica Ciclista leggings--added a hem band at the bottom to match the shirt fabric.
For the first time, I sewed my elastic directly to the top of the leggings. I cannot believe I waited so long to try this. I made a loop of my elastic, divided it into 4 equal parts, matching these points to the waist of the leggings. Wow, that was simple! Then I turned the elastic down and used a zigzag on my sewing machine to secure it all the way around.
I used my coverstitch machine for all top stitching.
My daughter loves her Miche bag! She likes me to cover it in a coordinating fabric to match her outfit.
I also want to mention that for the pocket on the tank top, I used a strip of woven interfacing on the seam allowances. This made sewing the pocket to the knit so much easier. I didn't have to worry about my seam stretching at all and was able to accomplish my top stitching very close to the edge.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley