On an expedition to Quilters Quarters in Rangiora we chose a fabric to make a new, bigger version out of.
It's certainly not cheaper to make your own clothes, the fabric,buttons and elastic came to $44.20, but you get a one off piece, made to fit you. It certainly is something that no-one else will have, and I hope she gets lots of use out of it.
Amongst the many advantages of making your own clothes is the fact that you can make a quality garment, the buttons will be properly sewn on and not fall off, you can select a long lasting fabric.
I used the pieces to lay out the new fabric, blue, and cut them bigger, especially at the armholes where Miss Rose had been finding her old top very tight.
It's come out so like the original,but better and bigger in size.