A Lotta Carlotta

I totally fell for the Mamu Carlotta pattern when Myrinda added it to her shop. Add some funky Euro fabrics (including a pretty babywale cord) and some trimmed elastic and … voila! Three fun shirts! I made the girl and doll ones match, although the shirt is more of a dress on the Bitty Twin (imaginatively named “Bitty Twin” by Miss L LOL! ). Mine is a really soft cord, such a nice hand and I love the color. The pattern was easy enough to follow, although the directions are a little skimpy. If you need step-by-step directions, this is not the pattern for you. If, however, you’re comfortable with more generalized instructions (“sew darts.” “Attach straps.”) then you’ll do just fine with this pattern. I’m quite happy with the fit, especially of the top for me. I used my bust measurement and it was spot on. That makes Mary a happy girl. I did add a couple of inches in length to the bottom of my top because I like a little more coverage there. I also like that top is cut modestly. I’ll definitely make this one again, probably in the dress length for summer.

11 Replies to “A Lotta Carlotta”

  1. this is so adorable.

    it actually reminds me of my own childhood, where my mom, the sewster, did just what you did: mom, me and my dolly all had the same top or pyama…

    it was very cute.

    it is these things that makes a house a home.
    i commend you.

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