Top and shorts for a baby shower present

25 Jul

McCall's childrens top and shorts

After the dress for my niece I thought it would be nice to try and make an outfit for my friend Katie’s unborn baby girl.  This time I went for McCall‘s pattern M6541.  I trawled so many websites for the material and was really surprised at how low stock levels were on some sites.  In the end I opted for these these cottons from Abakhan.  I was thoroughly impressed with them – good prices and quick delivery.

I’ve never attempted trousers before so it was definitely good to start with a child size experiment, and they were far easier than I had imagined.  The pattern was super quick to make – an afternoon in total and I love the button detail on the top – my first ever buttonholes.  The neckline isn’t as neat as I would like but as a beginner I’m quite proud of the result.

Following the success of this little pair of trousers I have bought a pattern for a pair of shorts for me – watch this space!

Button detail on McCall's children's top

McCalls' children's shorts in denim

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