Well, for some reason, I put it off for quite a while, but I finally got around to the Snappy Toddler Top from Prudent Baby. I think I was intimidated by the round yoke neckline, even though the pattern and directions are simple enough. But I have to say, I did have a little bit of trouble. Not because there was anything wrong with the pattern, but because I am just not very good at sewing around curves. Seriously, I've done it a lot by now, but I have just never really gotten good at it. I guess I should sew up a few more Snappy Toddler Tops for practice.
Anyway, as you can see, I decided to make it as a Buttony Toddler Top instead. ;-) Just because I didn't have any pretty snaps I would want to show. I think I positioned but buttons and holes too far back, because the armholes are a little tight, and it doesn't seem like anyone else has had this problem, so it's obviously something I did. I'm going to try to move the buttons as far as I can to make it just a bit roomier.
I went with yellow buttons because the centers of the pinwheels are yellow. Unsurprisingly, I chose fabrics from my all-time favorite line. I probably need to quit going back to the same well, but it's such a large line, there are still lots I haven't tried! (Also lots in my stash; you will be seeing it again.) I also added a little pocket, which I think turned out pretty cute.
I'm not going to share the source of the pattern/tutorial for the little knickers here, because I don't have anything nice to say, I'm afraid. That's not true. They turned out cute. But I had way, way more trouble with them than I think I should have, and I'm not going to blame myself for this one. The directions and tutorial pictures were just really bad. Still... it was free, so I guess beggars can't be choosers. I might even use it again someday, now that I've figured out the mystery method!
Anyway, all told, I struggled with this outfit more than most I make, but I'm glad I made it. I mean, how cute is that! I think it's perfect for Independence Day week!