The other day, when I was out strolling through boutiques, a friend who was also along spied an outfit she really liked. She asked me if I thought I could copy it for her little girl. I'd never made a top like it before, but I do love to figure out new clothes styles. I pulled out a couple remnant pieces today and gave it a try. I never actually picked the outfit up in the store, so I have no idea what the back of theirs looked like. I made mine a halter top with elastic around the back for easy fitting.
The top is a criss cross top.
And of course, I had to make a little hair clip to match.
I make all my clothing without patterns, and I've discovered,when copying things especially, if you think of a garment as a collection of shapes it is pretty easy to replicate it. For instance, this top is two triangles attached to a rectangle. The straps are also rectangles. You have to add the things like arm holes that make a garment fit a round body, but getting the shapes the right size are the main thing. Pants are simple once you understand how the slope should work. It works for me, but I am also no expert. Trial and error are my best teachers.
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