Good morning! How is your Monday treating you so far? I had a grand time this weekend, partying it up with K’s little friends at a horse-riding birthday party. It sounds rather highfalutin but was actually very un-fancy and super fun. Held at a city park with a tiny animal farm, 10 girls got to ride a gentle pony for a couple of minutes each, and I have to say the show was stolen by Sunny, the 500-pound pig, snoring loudly in her pen.
This week’s outfit is a simple dress with vintage flair. I think this aqua bouclé fabric feels like winter-wear in texture and heft, but with shots of bright, multi-hued thread, it’s fully spring-like in color – so I’m calling it a “transitional” dress. I like how contrasting fabric is used in the version shown in the book (it’s the dress on the cover), but you know me, I like keeping things uncomplicated.
K decided to pair it with the half-leggings that never got worn with the Kokka tunic. On a side note, I found that globe at Goodwill and it has “Union of Soviet Socialist Republic” instead of Russia – a true vintage! I bet you didn’t know that I’m an avid thrift store shopper. I am indeed. I’m a big fan of thrift stores and flea markets. I am particularly fond of mid-century modern furniture, and have amassed quite the collection.
K eyed the finished dress suspiciously and said, “That looks like it’ll be really scratchy.” Sharp as a tack, that one – it’s not lined, as most Japanese patterns are not and I was worried about the same thing. Turns out that it’s not scratchy at all and she wore it happily for most of Sunday until we had to go to aforementioned birthday party.
M is concerned about all the clothes I am making for K. He keeps asking me, “What are you going to do with all of them???” Though I’ve been true to my word and haven’t purchased a single item of clothing other than underwear, socks and tights for K since I started this sewing project back in August of last year, I admit that weekly outfits do start to pose a storage issue, but I don’t know…I’m very attached to my creations. I’m going to have to put my thinking cap on.
Here you can see the details of the peter pan collar (so cute) and the buttons. The buttons look off-kilter here, but they don’t look that bad in person. I’ve sewn with bouclé before and this time around, it didn’t fray nearly as much which made me happy. The fabric was on mega-sale at JoAnn’s and I got it early last year, when I had been thinking about Chanel-inspired jackets.
Alright, I’m off to deal with my allergies. Turns out that the cold I was complaining about wasn’t a cold after all! I do this every year…