I started this little top on vacation at home in Maine with the competent help of mom. She knows so much about sewing and we had such fun together.
First tracing out the Japanese patterns from the book onto tissue paper, then trying with terrible results to use mom's machine. One does get rather used to a particular machine and trying to use hers felt like I had no sewing experience whatsoever!
This tunic has the nicest little details, like the gentle curve of the pocket and the elastic in the top of it making it pucker so prettily.
Somehow mom and I goofed on tracing the pattern and we had to add a little opening in the back so Lilly would be able to get her head through. That was for the best, because now I have learned how to do that!
She likes it.
Here big brother is making faces to help keep her occupied while I take photos and she is a bit uncertain of this funny business.