First, the hooded capelet. Guess which book the pattern is from? My fave, of course. I have miles and miles of this wool plaid fabric and will probably make a jacket with this as well. I actually modified bits of this pattern. Instead of snaps, I used buttons because buttons are always cuter. I also did away with the tab at the neck. I made it, but it looked odd to me so off it went. Did you know that these capelets/ponchos are all the rage in the first grade right now? Alright, it might be just at K’s school, but a very timely sewing creation indeed!
Next, what I’m calling “almost skinnies”. I used this pattern book and these pants required infinite amounts of top stitching. I love the yellow/dark grey contrast, of course, and I’m secretly delighted by the slightly wobbly stitching job. Somehow it makes the pants seem more charming.
I was hoping these would look more like skinny jeans, but on my thin little girl, the silhouette is more bootcut. They are comfy and winter appropriate, so no complaints here. The fabric is a thin corduroy, and I loved sewing both the wool and the cords.
The capelet is swingy and flirty, the almost skinnies are stylin’.