Tuesday, October 16, 2012

After school.

So, I wont bore you with the annoying details about how we signed on the house on Friday, but still haven't recieved the keys... Grrr.  I am pretty angry about it, and used my anger to go throw boxes around in the garage looking for my box of cotton fabric.  I have been enjoying sewing with knit, but I had a craving for some good ol' cotton. 
 
 
I found a box with some of my cotton, not really the box I was looking for, but it worked, and pulled out a pattern I haven't tried before.  Oliver + S After School pattern has been on my want to sew list for a while, and now that the weather is cooling down I decided it was time.  I checked out flickr and blogs (like I always do the first time around)  and noticed comments that it could be longer.  Knowing my tall girls, and my hope they don't outgrow their clothes too quickly, I added some length.  Though I am thinking it could use even more, maybe it is just big twin's belly...  I haven't tried it on tiny twin just yet.
 
 
 
 
I had a small amount of the bird fabric, and a bit more of the peach from a skirt I made Abby a while back, so I decided to combine them for a unique look.  I made size 12m on the chest with 4t length, though I may go longer next time, per my personal prefrence.
 

 
 
 
I tried to  put her next to the pretty flowers and bushes, but then she spotted her siblings that snuck outside within thirty seconds when I asked them not to...
 
 
 
 
 And she took off...  (imagine a high pitched squeal and wobbly run that almost resulted in a face plant) ...



 
 
 
But I cornered her next to the weeds. 
 
 
I didn't realize there were also buttons in the back until I traced off the pattern.  I kinda like the look.  Chest fits great, sleeves perfect length, cute style, one to make again.
 
 
*Updated to add pictures of tiny twin*
 
 


Well, hello cutie pie!

 
 
I definitely think big twin's belly made the difference in the fit.  I think it may end up being tiny twin's shirt...


11 comments:

  1. Cute top:) and little one is adorable:)

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  2. Very sweet Brittney :-) love the weeds too!

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    1. Thanks! They aren't my weeds, so I'm not wasting sewing time with pulling them:)

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  3. Wow - good to know about the length. I can't believe that's a 4t! The shirt is so pretty.

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    1. Yes, it is! She is 31" which puts her in the 12m length, but I like them a bit longer. The original style is meant to be cropped and boxy from what I can tell.

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  4. Just love the fabric and colour. Good to know about the length, thanks. Good luck with the house closing; stressful times.

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    1. Thanks Deb! I never want to buy another house for as long as I live:)

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  5. I hope those keys show up soon so that you all can get to work on the house.

    Love the top..the fabrics go so well together!:)

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  6. Your work is such an inspiration... lucky you made the length size 4!! it looks great..

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  7. I love the photo of big twin when she saw her siblings. :)

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