Shelley Made: Ruffle Top and Pleated Skirt

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Ruffle Top and Pleated Skirt

I've been meaning to post about this for AGES.  I made this top and skirt outfit for my daughter months ago, and it is one of my favourites.  The ruffle top is a stretch knit pattern from Ginger Louise.  The skirt is the Sassy Pleated Skirt from Sew Sweet Patterns.  I love both of these patterns, and best of all, my little girl agrees to wear them!

The top I made in a size 4, but ended up taking it in just a bit down the arms and sides after taking these photos.  My daughter is a very slight build!  I love the ruffles though - and they were pretty easy to do.  It's a very simple top, but the ruffles just add something to it.

The skirt I made about 3 inches longer than the pattern states - it was just a tad too short for what I wanted, plus with my girl growing like a weed at the moment, I wanted it to last! 

I also added details like the topstitching at the top of the pleats, and around the waistband.  I liked the effect that gave - plus with the use of the denim, I thought it just looked "right".  This is probably a better photo of the skirt:

Best of all - they are not pink.  I know every little girl LOVES pink, but Mummy gets a little tired of it sometimes!

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