I can’t remember where I got this black and grey shirt, but the pattern is a little bit fun and it is very light weight fabric. It was a couple sizes too big for me, so I used a favorite pink shirt to figure our where sew my new seams. Sometimes I trace my new seam lines with the kids markers or whatever I can find around the house. But on this lucky day, I was able to find my chalk tailor which worked great on the black fabric. I left the sleeves and length at the original length of the shirt because I liked the fit as it was.
The pants I found at my favorite consignment retailer, Clothes Mentor. Brand new with tags from Ann Taylor, at least 75% off retail price. It was a great find!
AND they would have been perfect if I was four inches taller.
I brought them home and hemmed them up. I took my time and did a good job (which I don’t always on my little projects) and now I have an outfit that fits me just right.
I was inspired by another sewer, Hofficoffi, to use the hem from my pants instead of throwing it in the trash.
Remember I had cut four inches off my black pants? Turns out that’s plenty long enough for a Barbie skirt.
I used a strip of Velcro to fasten the back, which seems to be easiest for little hands to manipulate.