I bought this fabric from The Village Haberdashery almost a year ago because I thought it would be perfect for Élodie (it is from Tula Pink's Salt Water collection) but after I bought it I didn't know what to do with it. She has enough dresses at the moment and somehow I couldn't see it as a top, it felt too special. When I found this pattern I felt it would be the perfect combination.
This is the Sally Romper by Green Bee Patterns in size 4. For reference Élodie is 4 and currently wears a 3-4 in most RTW. I hope this has enough space in it to last next year too, as this really is only a summer garment and, let's face it, British summers last for 2 days!
I only bought 1 metre of this fabric, which I am kicking myself for. I have got so used to buying 1 metre and it being enough, I now need to adjust to my baby being a big girl now! I know there is a lot that can be made with just 1 metre, but this was pushing it. The inside yoke facings are made from a coordinating print and the pockets are made from the same fabric I used to make this top:
|Sailboat Top by Oliver & S|
I decided to put poppers down the front
I am really pleased with how this turned out and I think Élodie is too!