Thursday, October 24, 2013
Flakes have been falling off and on this week. Before long, this ideal photo-taking spot will be inundated for 6 months with piles of white stuff. (Oh wait...last year we had snow here October through May, uh, 8 months?) So I'm enjoying the green grass and fall leaves while I can!
I made a wardrobe for big sister this summer, so now it was middle sister's turn. (Although sister's summer wardrobe is now useless....)
I pattern-traced, cut out, interfaced, and stitched these all assembly-line style. There's not a whole lot of variety and moving through efficiently is the only way to sew this many basics and still avoid death-by-boredom.
I made three styles of tops:
Girls' t-shirt (Ottobre 4-2004-36)
Blueberry Choco Hooded Sweatshirt (Ottobre 4-2009-17)
Linen Blouse (Ottobre 5-2006-14)
and two styles of bottoms:
Neat Beat Pants: (Ottobre 6-2009-17)
Jump Sweatpants: (Ottobre 1-2008-19)
The pants are much-used patterns for me and much-worn garments by my girls. When I'm going assembly-line style, why not stick with the favorites?
The blouses were an excuse to use up some quilting cotton. Grace was not too impressed with getting button-up shirts; she likes the fabric but envisioned something a lot more...well, a lot less "button-up shirt style".
Grace was thrilled with the rick rack embellishment, though. And who wouldn't be, right?