Today was dress like a book character day at school today. Abby begged me to make her a "Fern shirt", she even did extra chores yesterday to butter me up. I made the mistake of choosing to finish the fairy tale from yesterday before starting on the shirt, which turns out was a bad idea as I ended finishing just after midnight (had wait for it to come out of the wash to get rid of those blue placket marks).
So I used the Oliver + s jump rope pattern in size 7 just like last time, but this time I shortened it to a shirt. I love it!
And so does she. I used a gingham since that was the only red in my stash, I am undecided on the buttons, but I didn't want to take the extra time to cover buttons.
Are you wondering what exactly a Fern shirt is?
Apparently Fern is the character in Charlotte's web. Ben's cousin gave Abby a bunch of books she had outgrown (sixteen year olds don't need these kind of books anymore apparently ;) ) Abby is an avid reader, in fact, she is in second grade reading at a sixth grade level (please excuse the brag).
Of course Fern needed a red ribbon (like the book cover)
And a pig.
She was super happy with it. First thing in the morning she ran in my room asking if I was able to finish it, and then gave me a "Thank you SO much Mom, it's perfect!" and a giant hug. Worth it.
She said one other girl was Fern today, and that one other girl was the only one who knew who she was, HA!