Every once in a while I find a good fabric at Wal-Mart! This knit fabric came from the $2.00 per yard table, and it's nice! Both the heart fabric and the solid knit came from Wal-Mart, and I also bought another piece in a solid brown. The fabric is lightweight, and sewed up nicely.
From 1 yard of fabric I was able to sew two tops---one for Emmy and one for Ellie. Emmy is wearing the second "Hugs" t-shirt that I've made from the 1/08 issue of Ottobre. The first shirt actually came out better, but I like this version with the knit binding instead of woven. Emily looks like a bit of a sheep dog, but isn't she adorable?!
Ellen is wearing "Daisy," also from the 1/08 issue (the only issue I own at the moment). I measured Ellie to determine her size since I am not very familiar with the European sizes. I ended up making the size 140, but you know, I discovered that I should have measured the pattern piece for length. This top fits Ellen fine, but it really could stand to be 4-5 inches longer. Ellen likes her shirts longer than this, but she can always layer it with a camisole to lengthen the look.
For those of you who sew regularly with Ottobre, can you tell me if the patterns generally run short in length? I lengthened the Rose dress and Misty skirt that I made last week, and I see that this Daisy also needed lengthening. One thing, I will be sure to check length measurements next time!