I have spent the few days since my last post (the one which used up the last of my free storage limit for photo’s) pretending to myself I was going to have a good old rational think about whether I could justify paying $99 USD a year (which I estimate at about £1/day) to upgrade my wordpress account. Who was I trying to kid? I am clearly addicted to sewing blogging. The final straw came when my next door neighbour emailed me this….
I may not have had enough left over from The Girls dress to make an identical one for her friend, but this young lady is a bit smaller than them! Luckily her mum took it all in her stride when her mad next door neighbour rang the doorbell and asked to borrow one of her daughters t shirts (I think she thought I was making something for another small girl).
I made a kimono t shirt similar to the stripey dresses, but rather than trace out a t shirt pattern to hack, I just “drafted” my own, based on her current one (but a bit longer, cos they only grow, right?).
I think it worked out ok, but I suspect the armholes would benefit from being a smidge wider. Still, I haven’t heard any complaints. I just bound the neckline this time and took the opportunity to try the pink option that The Girl didn’t want. As I suspected, it also looks good (but I have no problem with her choosing turquoise).
To pick up the pink I found some ribbon in my stash that was a similar pink on the reverse, tied a bow and securely machined it in place. (The right side is diagonal green and pink stripes and was a bit much). I think she’ll like to fiddle with it, I know my daughter loved fingering ribbon at that age. Before I decided to do this I also added a ribbon tag at the neckline to help find the back. Oh and I used pink thread and my twin needle to topstitch (and salvaged matching pink tissue paper behind to stop wavy seams, I didn’t get it all out so I hope it doesn’t run in the wash).
I’m pretty pleased with this one and I reckon my neighbour is too as she’s asked me for some sewing lessons!
Oh, and while we’re at photo’s of cute small people, remember the ridiculous pom pom hats? Well I hear that all 3 made it to Perth, but so far I only have photographic evidence of one of them…
So that’s a big dose of cuteness for you to make for a good start for your weekend. Happy sewing!