But, sewing for Cara is really for me.
And so we have outfit 4:
The pants in the picture are my round two. I cut out the first pair by a 18-24 months, thinking that they would probably be roomy. I had them ready for the elastic in the waist and the hem when I decided that maybe I should try them on the child. Wouldn't go up over her knees...sad.
Round two: I cut them out by a 3T. Surely that would be big enough. I ended up cutting three feet off of the length. The fit is a little wonky, but Cara can run. And we know that's really all that matters.
Despite my setbacks with fit, I think I am getting better at the actual sewing part. I am remembering to cut off the strings before I sew seams together, which means fewer random strings sticking out of random places, and I reinforced my seams on the pants with a zigzag stitch in the seam allowance. My pattern direction suggested surging, but I don't have a surger (I don't think I do anyway), so I hoped zigzag would work almost as well.
The t-shirt was super easy. I cut out the C, ironed it on the shirt, and sewed around it. Next time, I will do better on the sewing-around-it part, but it's not so bad.
My favorite thing is the hairbow.
Really, could that be any cuter? I love it. I followed this tutorial, and it was ridiculously easy. Everyone should do it.