With moving basically done and living with my parents, I have a lot more time for sewing so I'm going to do my best to do the sew a long for Project Run and Play. The first week's theme is "Put Me in the Zoo". I thought about doing kitties, mice,or giraffes, and somehow got thinking about ants. Ants led me to thinking about picnics. So my idea was a red gingham wrap skirt with a curved front with ants along the edge going up to a shirt with a picnic basket.
I thought I had a pattern for a wrap skirt that I could adjust easily to the shape I wanted, but it turns out it was just a pleat. So I did a mash up of Ruby Jean's Twist and Shout Skort with Violette Field Threads' Vivienne Skirt. As much as I love the ruffles on the Vivienne skirt, I wanted something more play/picnic friendly.
For the shirt, I used the Seesaw shirt pattern #17 from Ottobre (yes again, I love my subscription!) from the 3/2012 issue. The flutter sleeves are so fun. I made the smallest size, but added length to where her heights suggests. As it turns out, she must have a very long torso, because I should have added more length.
Luckily, Laurel has the same waist size. So the next time this is worn will probably be by Laurel. All in all, I love it.