It's been awhile since I've sewn anything for my angels. I thought they have so many clothes already. But the current extremely hot weather prodded me to sew this airy, loose fitting babydoll swing tops to ease them on sweltering hot days.
The pattern is from this Japanese pattern book, ISBN 9784834726893, pattern #16, with modifications. I used Jennifer Paganelli's gorgeous Casey Scroll prints from her Bell Bottoms collection. It's my favourite print, I'm collecting them in every color available.
The tops are really roomy and swingy, yet offer enough coverage as Aisha doesn't like anything sleeveless (bless her). I love how it turned out except that Aisha's ended up a bit short. I am, of course, to be blamed for that as I messed up the seam allowance during the manual gathering process. I plan to add a band or a strip of ruffle from the polkadot print to make up for that later.
Hanan's turned out perfect and it was so heart warming how she waited for me to finish sewing the top after her bath. She refused to let me dress her, only her diaper, as she asked me over and over when can she wear her new outfit! :D
As you can see the girls were happy during the photo-shoot. They were goofing around as this time daddy was behind the camera, coaching them to pose and trying hard to get decent photos. With Little Miss Hanan, that is almost impossible lol