Good morning! At long last, I have a K outfit to share…I’ve really missed making things for her, and sewing this maritime-y dress felt like easing into a lively conversation with a long lost friend. It’s been many, many weeks since I’ve stitched up anything for K. Has she been pining for new outfits? Nope, it hasn’t bothered her one whit, and she’s merrily clad herself in animal print from top to bottom daily.
The big news, however, is that a little someone is now braces-free. Her teeth look fantastic and she can often be found chomping on popcorn and gum and a smidgen of caramel to make up for lost time (not all at once, thank goodness). I’m astonished that it’s already been almost 18 months since the orthodontist first fitted her with the metal brackets. K reverently wears her tiger-themed retainers every night — I’m so proud of her. Here’s a little before and after:
I believe I only have three more patterns I haven’t tried from this book, now that I’ve tackled the puff-sleeve tee that I turned into a dress by gathering and attaching a couple of rectangles. I meant to make the waist sit higher, but I’m not going to get too nit-picky. Stripey dresses make everything better, as far as I’m concerned. I can’t exactly recall where I got the navy and white striped knit jersey, but it’s not the nicest of quality and there’s already some pilling after the preliminary washing/drying. Oh well. I actually have a straightforward t-shirt version cut out in a super cute and much more luxe knit, but I’ll have to hold off on showing that version until next week.
She’s got style, my little one – she created a little headband out of the scrap fabric:
I always know it’s a winner when K keeps asking me if she can wear something as soon as I pull the finished garment from my sewing machine. This one’s a champion.
Home stretch! My entire manuscript for book #2 (text only) is due by this Thursday so I’m ratcheting up the focus level and will keep the posts short and sweet for the rest of the week.
P.S. Furoku members! You should have received #3 by now; please let me know if you haven’t received it yet. I really, really love this one, and I hope you do too.