My daughter starts kindergarten next week. She absolutely cannot wait. I thought I’d make her a quick little outfit. She wanted something pink (of course) with butterflies. I just had to put a little blue in there, though.
I used McCall’s pattern M6530, which is super easy. I like it because there’s no buttons or zippers anywhere – not on the pants nor the top. I really wanted her to be able to put this outfit on completely by herself.
I used cotton fabrics I’ve had forever, from both JoAnn’s and Hobby Lobby. She actually picked out the butterfly/leaf fabric at Hobby Lobby. I made sure to pre-wash the yardage, to avoid shrinking. Before starting the pattern instructions, I finished all the seams that would be exposed by running it through my serger.
The pattern called for elastic thread in order to ruffle up the sleeves and waist. I gave it a galliant effort, but gave up on that tactic. I bought some elastic thread, but I must have gotten the wrong kind. There was no way it was going to fit in my machine. So I just used clear elastic, which worked perfectly.
Chloe has a tiny waist and long legs (lucky girl). So for the pants, I cut out the size 4 pattern but used the size 5 marking for length. And since I didn’t want capri-length pants (cooler weather is around the corner for us) I added a couple more inches to the length.
So fun to use bright colors for a little girl. The outfit is pretty forgiving as far as size goes. Yay for elastic!
Both the top and the pants were a super-quick sew. And Chloe loves it!