Another perfect basic, that has fun not-so-basic options is the new Heart Breaker Cami from Patterns for Pirates! This is a girls pattern that comes in sizes 3mo-14. It is a camisole with an optional X in the back. The front has a scoop neckline, with a v-neck in the back. But you really could wear this forwards or backwards 🙂 There are cropped, shirt, and tunic length options. Perfect for layering, or wearing all the hot summer long!
This is a tunic length, with a rayon blend fabric on the front, and cotton lycra on the back. I blended to a wider width for her hips. I love making clothes that fit my kids just right.
AND THEN, I got baby crazy and made this tiny 3 month size for my niece. I can not wait to see it on her! I used the optional shoulder flutter, of course 🙂 There is also an optional ruffle along the neck. Pictured here with the Brindille and Twig Cuff pants modified into shorts.
AND THEN, I got a little hack happy, and mashed this cami with a baby harem pants pattern to make this adorable romper, also for my niece. I think this is just so fun, and it was so simple to do! I folded up the shirt pattern 1″, to make it the final, hemmed length, and then put it right at the top of the pants pattern(without the waistband, and cut a gentle curved line from the top to the bottom. I used this tutorial to add a snap placket.
The even better part, is there’s also a women’s version! The Cross My Heart Cami has the same options, plus a few more. The cropped version is a fun layering piece! There are a few strap options, and if you have inspiration, it would be easy to adjust to make it your own 🙂 The white shirt is a Mama Claire with a double crossover hack, from the Made for Mermaids blog. This is some more of that $1 fabric from Wal-Mart. And I used it up on this project, which means I need to go shopping again 😉
The patterns are on sale for $7.50 each, or you can buy the bundle of both patterns for $14.
I whipped up both of those baby versions yesterday, so they’re such quick sews! Check out the listings for lots more photos!
Pink and black ponte: Girl Charlee
Black floral: Girl Charlee
Mint cotton lycra: NR Fabrics
Bright floral: Girl Charlee
White mystery knit: Wal-Mart
Grey/white stripe cotton lycra: Raspberry Creek
Green floral (romper): So Sew English
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