School Clothes Wrap Up!
The Last Three Pieces (I Hope!)
Sewing a good portion of a wardrobe is quite an ambitious undertaking, even if it is fairly simple garments for a child! So far, I think I've made 13 garments for my daughter and I think that with a few ready to wear tops, her wardrobe should be set for the school year.
Today, I will show you the last three items. First, a blouse and skirt:
The brown skirt is our old favorite, Simplicity 4897, with the pocket linings and waist facing made of leftover fabric from the blouse. The blouse is from Patrones, #265, #1. My daughter has been wanting this blouse for a while, so I finally decided to make it.
Here is better look at the fabric and detail of the yoke embellishment. I embellished the ribbon with one of the pre-programmed stitches that my sewing machine has.
Here's the last dress made from fabric that I bought while on vacation in Florida:
Here's a better shot of the fabric, a velour with a beautiful carved rose print. I just noticed this fabric in Jo-ann's the other day, but they don't carry this color, they only had black and a frosted amythyst color.
This dress is from Burda 9721, which is out of print. Last year I made my daughter a tunic from this pattern and she loved it so much she wanted a dress for school made from it.
Parting Shot: Book Covers. Here they are all finished! Yes, those are paper bags. It is amazing what a little paint will do.