Good morning! How was your weekend? Mine was filled to the gills with events, mostly happy but some sad. The sad news is that my mom returned to Los Angeles yesterday and we are bereft. She generously provided over two weeks of homemade healthy, yummy food and constant entertainment (my mom is hilarious). K said morosely, “It feels so empty without her…”
More to the point, I also made K her first outfit of 2013. In the spirit of collaboration, I asked K to select a fabric and general style she’d like. She chose flannel. Cute fabric with aqua scallops, but flannel. And wanted a tank top and matching pants. I wasn’t inspired to make what would essentially be pajamas, so we compromised and I stitched up a frilly flannel top and wide-legged denim pants. It’s a bit reminiscent of the ’70s. but I’m digging the look.
She’s wearing the top backwards, and hey, I think it actually looks great that way.
The denim pants are super stylish. Made of beautiful linen/cotton blend (I believe Essex), it looked HUGE when I finished it. I put it against myself to see if I could fit into it, but as it turns out, it’s perfect on her.
Both patterns are from this great book:
And those fabulous orange shoes? A present from Ba-chan (Grandma in Japanese). LOVE THEM. Adds to the overall retro-vibe of the outfit, yes? We miss you, Ba-chan!