A few weeks ago, I found this pink halter top that was mine when I was a little girl. It fits Ella perfectly right now, and she is in love with it!
I thought it would be fun to find an old picture of me wearing it when I was a little girl. After searching through my mom's old photo albums, I finally found a couple of me wearing it when I was 4 1/2!
Apparently, at one time, I had another one as you can see in this photo, but sadly, I do not know what became of it.
I'm not sure who made it for me--my mom or my grandmother--but I'm pretty sure I wanted one because my mom wore halter tops often way back then. I wouldn't be caught dead in one today!
What amazes me is that Ella has just turned 3, and when it was mine, I was almost 5! I have a few other vintage things of mine (mostly dresses) that Ella was wearing a year ago, but I was 4 to 5 when I wore them. I guess we just grow kids bigger these days!
She was so excited to wear my old halter top that I decided to make her a new one. Maybe it will last as long as mine has! It is so simple and easy to make, and in fact, this one is reversible! Here's my Retro Halter Top!
After I finished it, I decided to make her a matching skirt with the left over fabric. I think I was able to make both with a little more than a half a yard!
I wanted to make a wrap style skirt, but I was afraid that Ella would untie it all the time. So instead, I made it overlap in the front, put some elastic in the back, and tacked the front two pieces together. She can just slip it on and off. So that is how I came up with the Faux Wrap Skirt!
As you can see, Ella has been practicing her poses lately! She's been taking direction from her big brother/manager, Connor. I'm pretty sure she needs a little more practice!
If anyone is interested, I plan on scanning in the pattern for the halter top and posting a tutorial on how to make it. It might take me a few days to get around to it, so please be patient. I'd appreciate you leaving me a comment letting me know if that is definitely something you would be interested in though.
This outfit is going to be great for the hot summer that is coming! Don't you agree?!