As you know I was not happy with the rainbow Zoe top that I made for Moo, so I got out my Metric Pattern Cutting for Children book.
I chose the close fitting T-shirt block which I drafted in Moo's size. I thought I should start with a basic tee before moving onto a raglan.
From the block I created the pattern. (sorry not a very exciting photo) The initial difference between the block and the pattern is that the pattern is slightly tapered at the waist and has a very slight curve at the hem.
So my first ever t-shirt from my drafted pattern
I'm mostly happy with the shirt, but I don't like the neckline, it's too high.
Next I end up dropping the neckline 2cm and taking 0.5cm off the neck at the shoulders. This resulted in a much nicer neck. This top is also part of an outfit that I made for Moo. It's the Farbenmix Caroline pattern which is the skirt and leggings as one, and the Brooklyn shrug from the Sewing Clothes Kids Love. I was feeling bad that I hadn't sewn anything from "the book", but in reality I actually have sewn plenty of the patterns from the book. I've made heaps of Imke tops, several Insa skirts, a few Lore tops which is very similar to the Brooklyn tank, a pair of Dortje pants and a couple of Feliz dresses. And while I haven't made the Rivera leggings, I've made leggings before. I have Manhattan in my sights, but as it's cold here, I might as well wait until it warms up.
Oh yeah, you want to see the outfit?