Here is the skirt:
I was inspired to make Butterick 5562, view D after seeing Amanda's and Sharon's version. I thought it would be a nice compliment to the bubble hem skirt and would be great styled casually with jeans for my winter trip to the mainland later this year. I used an 11 oz. rayon jersey from Gorgeous Fabrics in the Bright Turquoise color. I made the XS size, but cut the collar in a small size with regards to the width. I didn't want it too tight across my body and therefore have a tendency to ride up. I also took the sleeve seams in an extra 6/8" so they would be more snug around my arms and wrist. I wanted the body of the t-shirt to fit closer too and did the following alteration:
|Sides taken in for a more fitted look on the torso.|
PS: For El, I haven't really researched running with kids. It's something I should do and probably will do. Right now, I just take them to the local park where there is a nice paved trail and I have them run short, maybe 220 meters, then walk 220 meters, then repeat 3 times. I'm not sure how long it will take to get them up to a mile, but I have a feeling not too long, (Thanks for the encouragement Caroline. Hope you are back at it now.) I'll keep you posted on my progress! Great to hear you are planning the same with your older ones! Enjoy the process!