This month I decided to make a mommy and me outfit for Valentines Day.
I decided to use a soft jersey knit in a pretty dusty rose color. Typically my go to knits are stable knits like ponte or double knits, but I just could not resist this beautiful color.
I made a top for myself with quilting detail on the sleeves and a cute dress for my daughter.
For her dress, I free handed the skirt and the ruffles. On the ruffles, even though I used a knit fabric, I chose to interface it with a woven interfacing to give the ruffles stiffness.
For my top. I used McCall's 6886 as a base and then did some interesting pattern manipulation on the sleeve pattern to create some pleats. I finished the sleeve with some quilting details
I love how the sleeve turned out. This would also be so fabulous on a knit dress with say a stiff silk like tussah or dupioni. Maybe that is next :)
Like the necklace? Me too! :)
We both wore our animal print shoes.
I got these as a gift for self and had the outfit styled before I even made the outfit.
Here is a view from the back. I changed the neckline to square on both the front and the back.
I hope you had a lovely Valentines Day. Let me know if you sewed up something special too!
XOXO- Vatsla at Fashion Behind The Seams