The fabric was from Hancocks and purchased last spring. I had some problems with the exposure of the picture, I just couldn't get the fabric to come out the way is really looks. Does that make sense? Anyway I love the fit and will love wearing it. It has a zipper set in the side and is hidden, it made my brain hurt to figure the directions out the first time but after that it was a snap!
The second top is from Simplicity 2599 which I have made a few times before. This time I made it in a beautiful yellow silk fabric found at a thrift store. I felt so lucky the day I found about three yards of soft silk. I've never had the nerve to buy it at the fabric store and then cut it up to sew. I made this top with french seams so that the construction would be a little more durable. French seams were a first too. I'm really pleased with the results! It will be a great church shirt.
This is top number 3 and also made from the New Look pattern. The fabric is some swiss dot that I bought at Joann's last spring. I love the lightness of this top and again the fit is perfect with the very minor adjustment of letting out the darts a little in the back. Entering these tops in a contest really seems to be the push I need to get them done. I know I'll love wearing them this summer.
Now to Easter weekend, a.k.a. the real reason why the Grandmothers read my blog!!! AJ's dress turned out perfect in my opinion, I just LOVED the way it looked on her, love, love, love.
Look at those stockings and white shoes...again, I love it!
AJ and Micah. The hem is folded up in the back but you can see the seafoam bow on the front of the dress.
So sweet sitting on the grass. Micah also did an Easter egg hunt with her in the back yard.
Yes that would be the compost bin in the background....pretend its a beautiful azalea bush.
And finally the number one reason why to beware of vintage toys!!! I saw Strawberry Shortcake and her sister Apple Dumpling at an antique store and thought they would be perfect for AJ's Easter basket. I love Strawberry Shortcake as a kid and thought AJ would too. Needless to say we had a minor??? catastrophe on Easter morning. After Micah took Strawberry out of her box he noticed her hair looked funny. He pulled her hat off and out came a chunk of hair I took it and pulled (gently mind you), at her hair and it all came out except a mohawk down the middle. I was horrified and told AJ that Strawberry only has a little hair. She began to brush the mohawk and it came out too!! I felt terrible so I promised to take her to get a new doll. She began to ask for her other doll and insist that I put the hat on Strawberry. Poor girl, but actually I was way more horrified than she. I just couldn't let her take the doll to church since I thought it looked so pitiful. She was not happy with me, she really wanted to take it. She did however take Apple Dumpling, her hair (thankfully) survived her being vintage.
Poor Strawberry Shortcake! I count it a lesson learned, never buy a vintage toy with hair!!! We made a trip to Toys R Us this week to buy a new Strawberry Shortcake with hair that did not instantly fall out.