These two patterns are old favorites, so I don't have much to say about them.
This is the fifth version of this top, which I have now made in three different sizes. You can see the other versions here, here and here. I cannot be responsible for any deaths from cuteness if you click that first link...
The skirt is an old favorite as well. This will be my fourth make of it, and the second size. The prior versions are here, here and here.
While I've made this top many times, this is the first time I've made it since I got my serger and coverstitch machine, and boy, what a difference that made! It was lightning fast to sew! I thought about using my binder on the neckline, but I really like the wide band, so I used to chainstitch function on my coverstitch to do a single line of topstitching.
The fabrics I used are both single jersey, but pretty different. The solid coral is a rayon jersey that was left over from a top that my mother made. It is so soft and silky, but also fairly hefty. The polka dot is a cotton jersey from Girl Charlee. It is a little on the thinner side, but still paired fairly well with the beefier rayon.
Lest you think I am an evil, abusive mother who forces her child out in the freezing snow just for blog photos, it was totally her idea. And we're thawing. It's actually really nice outside, as long as you stay in the sun.