Emma designed this top all on her own, using a cast-off woman’s skirt! She made her little hat, too – and I think she looks a bit reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn in the ensemble.
I love to upcycle old clothing into outfits for the kids (like turning this shirt into toddler shorts for Johnny, and this shirt into a toddler skirt for Emma – now Lily, although Emma has a couple larger ones that still fit her and get worn every week), so I gave Emma some old knit outfits and let her have a go. I picked knit because I knew it wouldn’t unravel, so she could cut away without dealing with unruly threads.
She’s made a few other outfits, and I’m looking forward to seeing her creativity and understanding of fabric grow as she continues to experiment!