Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hot Pink!

I've had plans to make the Oliver & S Sailboat outfit since last spring.  I love that the pattern is simple and basic with just the right amount of classic and modern. 

 So I finally got .around to it.  I started with the top sewn in a hot pinkish-red knit that I got at Joann's.  The constuction was fairly easy and straightforward.  I had a little problem with the buttonholes though.  But that's ok since the buttons covered up my less than sterling workmanship.  The knit actually drapes beautifully.  I can see myself making more of these, one in every color and some stripeys too. 

Then I made the pants.  Hot pink as well, with white piping and buttons.  I quite like the garish color paired with that classic sailor look.
They are a bit loose on her, but hopefully will fit her this spring.  So there you are: a hot pink outfit for a hot pink girl. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

KCWC Redux

KCWC was pretty inspiring.  I got loads of ideas and inspirations, and found some new blogs to follow.  While perusing the archives of this cool blog called Cirque du Bebe, I came across this yoga top.   Heidi and Finn and Heather Ross?  Sounds like a marriage made in sewing heaven.

I had the pattern and the fabric, so it was easy to pair it with a green fleece lining that I've had in my stash for  quite a while.  Because of the fleece, this top ended up more of a jacket than a shirt.  The neckline is loose and the fit roomy enough that a shirt underneath is called for.

It should keep her nice and cozy this winter and hopefully next winter too.  Thanks for the inspiration Sophie!  (Hope she doesn't mind that I copied.)

Yoga Top Pattern by Heidi & Finn found here.
Fabric: Heather Ross Far Far Away 2 and fleece..