Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Seussical Outfit

Emily's kindergarten class celebrated Dr. Seuss day on Monday.  I simply had to make her a special outfit.  Mostly I made the outfit because I had a yard of the Dr. Seuss fabric from a few years ago that I wanted to use before she got too old to want a skirt out of such childish fabric.
I also took this as an opportunity to use some of the tutorials that I had pinned.  I used this scort pattern to make the skirt.  I asked her if she wanted a scort but she said she just wanted a skirt.  Honestly, I sort of prefer to just do a skirt anyways because that allows us to wear whatever length leggings or playground shorts that we want under the skirt depending on the weather.
The tutorial I used for the shirt has been around for years as in it predates the indy pattern that is very similar.  The tutorial is just for the yoke so I used the tee shirt from Sewing Clothes Kids Love as a base.  I lowered the neckline by about 1inch and added a bit of length.  I usually just hold the pattern piece up to a shirt that I know fits her and add however much it will take to make the tee that length.  I also used yellow fold over elastic for the neckline instead of fabric.
This project was also a big win from a stash diet standpoint.  I've had the Seuss fabric for years, the green fabric came in a mystery box a while back, and all of the trimmings were also in my stash.  I didn't even have to by thread to make this one.
I wasn't sure about the tiny little yoke on the top of this skirt but I went with it just the same and as it turns out I really like the look.  It keeps the bulk off of her waist while still having plenty of twirl power.


  1. Adorable... Emily looks very happy with her new outfit.. Love the yoke on the tshirt..Just made the outfit..Happy sewing.

  2. such a fun outfit! I missed seeing your outfits on SM's, glad I found you here :) http://graciousthreads.blogspot.ca/

    1. Glad you found me. I do still post there sometimes but not nearly as much as I post here.