Good morning! It was a busy weekend that didn’t leave a whole lot of sewing time, but I managed to stitch up this long-sleeved top and pants knowing that K needs more of these. It feels like she’s going through a major growth spurt so I decided to start cutting out the 130cm size, which roughly corresponds to an American size 8. Alas, she’s swimming in the clothes and it was one of those projects that refused to cooperate.
I was also in the mood to use up some fabric that I’ve had on my sewing table, so the polka dot and grey linen-blend should look very familiar. I used the dotty fabric for the baby outfit, and this skirt was made out of the same linen-blend. I also used the same pants pattern from this book here. That’s a lot of redux.
The blouse is from this book, and I wanted to try it for the v-neck. I don’t make a lot of v-neck tops, I realized, and I’m a fan of the style. Again, because both the top and pants are so big, the entire effect is more pajama-like than I had hoped, but you can’t argue that it’s comfortable-looking. I think my favorite part of the top may be the extra thick yellow button:
Part of my ambivalence about this outfit may also stem from having seen Catching Fire with M this weekend. I loved it. I’ve read all the books, of course, but I really enjoyed seeing how the costume designer interpreted all the outfits. I wanted desperately to make a K-sized chunky sweater shrug awesomeness that Katniss is wearing early on in the movie. And then I wanted to make a replica of all the dresses and the sporty/futuristic body suit…but I didn’t have the time and in comparison to all the glorious costumes flitting around in my brain, my little handmade outfit seemed woefully bland. Oh well, maybe for Halloween next year, I can convince K to go as Katniss.
Perhaps K sensed my ho-hum attitude toward the outfit, because she wasn’t a happy camper for the photoshoot. Above, you can enjoy her version of Munch’s The Scream. I had no idea her mouth could be shaped like that.
And here, we tried some leggings just for variety, but I think the top needs to be a smidgen longer.
Anyway! December! Can you believe it? I’m reeling from all the things on my to-do list, but I’m taking it one little step at a time. Are you ready for the holiday season?