Sunday, August 27, 2006

August 27


I didn't actually intend to spend the entire weekend sewing. But a week or so ago, inspired by Alicia, I'd offered to make Lauren a back-to-school dress, and she reminded me about it on Saturday morning. So off we went to the fabric store. Perusal of the pattern books did not locate any dress patterns she liked, but she was very taken with this "That's So Raven" suit. Even though it's way dressier -- and way more work -- than I had in mind, I ended up agreeing, especially when she was easily steered to a navy pinwale corduroy with pink polka dots.

Of course, nothing was simple. The smallest size pattern was too big for her, so there was much photocopying, reducing, and trial and error before we ended up with these three garments. The top is actually too small now -- she can barely get it on. I'm thinking a pink t-shirt might be just the ticket for the first day of school. After two solid days of working on this, I'm not sure I have the energy to make her a new top.

But hey, it looks good, doesn't it? Now, if I could just stop her growing for a year so she can get some wear out of it...

4 comments:

Alison said...

It looks very smart - clever you - what a pit it's not quite the right size - still it's hard to allow for growth a this stage - they can shoot up and widen in a month

Alicia P. said...

SO gorgeous and very sophisticated! Class presidency, here she comes!!! xo, a

Tami said...

It is adorable, Hashi! The pink tee shirt would dress it down a bit and look great! Adjusting sizes on a pattern can be tough!

Julie Oakley said...

What talent! It looks great