Monday, May 23, 2011

Polka Dots

A while back, my sister gave me a piece of fabric that she had used for her daughter, Brianna's, first birthday party. She wanted me to make a pillowcase dress out of it for Chloe Jo and then pass it down to Brianna when she outgrew it. The fabric is adorable and there was a good sized piece of it so I decided to make a pillowcase shirt and a pair of matching capri's. Friday evening, after we put Chloe Jo to bed, I got started on her outfit. I realized I made a huge mistake when I turned the pants rightside out and they looked absolutely ridiculous! Um, yeah. I had already ripped out the crotch/inseam seam at this point.
It ended up that the elastic was where the hem of the pants were supposed to be! I completely screwed that up! I went ahead and made another pair after sitting there for several minutes to figure out what exactly was supposed to be done to make these pants correctly. I finally finished the second pair at 3:00 a.m. Saturday I realized that I am way too old to be staying up that late! HA! I'm really happy with the finished outfit!
It seems like Chloe Jo likes it, too!


Melissa Jane said...

That's really cute. I need you to teach me to sew! I have a sewing machine but am a little bit intimidated of it so I haven't attempted anything. Pretty lame, right?!

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Chelley N said...

It's so cute! I wish B would stand and pose like Chlo does.