I first found this adorable Retro Tank Pattern from Amelie Clothing when I was writing my Kids Clothes Week plans post. I fell in love with this Netherlands-based shop and the whimsical style of their children’s clothing designs.
The thing I loved the most about this pattern was the ADORABLE side tail detail. As I’ve said a million times before, I am a sucker for a swingy shape on a girl’s shirt or dress. I cannot resist patterns with this element. But this one has the swing shape plus that side tail, and a button and loop back closure, and that sealed the deal for me. Absolutely adorable.
I think Hannah likes it too, because she kept reaching down to grab the edge of the shirt and then spinning around. What little girl doesn’t like a nice “spinny” shirt when given the option?
Actually, I laughed when I was editing these photos because she is holding onto the edge of the shirt in almost all of the pictures. It’s a shirt and a security blanket all in one. 🙂
I thought a special pattern like this deserved a special fabric and I had one that I had been saving for just the right thing. I got this Alexander Henry Pindar Paisley from the shop Sew Deja Vu in Stow Ohio, where my aunt Cindi works. (Hi Aunt Cindi!!) The print has a large elaborate floral pattern throughout the whole panel, and I wanted a pattern with no gathers or pleats so that it would really showcase the design. I think this top worked out perfectly.
Also, it’s great for running.
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I’m linking this project up at Kid’s Clothes Week. Come over and prepare to be inspired!