Did you ever come across a fabric and have such a gut reaction to it that you had to buy it, right then and there? That’s kind of how I felt when I stumbled upon these cute trick-or-treating bears at Joann’s. They’re not my style at all, and yet I could not resist them. Had to have ’em. Bought 1-1/2 yards, even though I wasn’t quite sure what I’d do with them.
At the same time, I picked up that pretty embroidered black cotton. It’s kind of got a linen feel to it, even though it’s 100 percent cotton. I thought it would make great ruffled pants to go under whatever cute thing I made with the bears.
I think I was right.
It’s such an understated outfit but I just love how it turned out. The top is from one of my Japanese sewing books, Girly Style Wardrobe. It’s really a great basic wardrobe piece and I think I’ll make a few more, although next time I’ll add some seam allowance to the bodice. I didn’t on this one because it’s a 100cm and some 98cm are a little roomy on Miss L. This one is a perfect fit but I’d rather have a little growing room. Not as important for this set, since she’ll probably only wear it two or three times, but a must for other shirts.
Sorry for the lack of modeling shot but the aforementioned little missy is at school. Actually, she’s staying an extra hour today for lunch bunch, so I’m off to the sewing studio to work on some orders (now that I’m not afraid they’ll end up trashed by my bad sewing karma).
Don’t forget — I’m doing the Scrapapalooza drawing today. You’ve still got a little time to enter because I won’t do the drawing until after we get home from gymnastics this afternoon.