Saturday, March 26, 2011

Red Plaid Jacks Spring

I went to the fabric store and dug around in the SALE bin, to find fabrics that were less than $2 a yard.

I didn't notice that the price of cotton fabrics had gone up so much, but I guess they did. I found some florals and plaids, and a little red gingham. And a fun little cotton that looks like the ball and jacks I used to play with when I was a little girl. I wasn't sure all the colors and designs were going to match well together, but I'm pleased with the combinations that came out of the fabrics.

I made up these pants yesterday evening. They have an elastic waist, and a double ruffle at the bottom. 

And I made the the little skirt this morning. The front of the skirt has a ruffled apron built into it, and the back is just plain with two ruffles on it.

They can be worn with the skirt over the pants, too, in case there's a slide to go down or swings to play on, keeping little legs protected. The pants are a capri length, they should be cute with sandals or tennis shoes.

Children's clothes are quick to sew. I need to make the little peasant shirt and the pinafore apron out of these fabrics also, to wear all together as an outfit. 

But right now, I need to go over to the studio and cast some pewter.
I have orders to fill.


Beatnheart said...

So very sorry to hear of your loss of your beloved pet. She looked very beautiful...what a sweet dog. You were lucky to have such a fine pal. Oh, and your little dresses and pantaloons are so darn cute. Really, really special. I love your combination of fabrics. All the very best .

maryharding said...

Your sewing turned out so great. Love all those fabrics together. Your finished pieces are adorable. I hope they are cheering you up.

Kym Hunter Designs said...

Your little outfit is so adorable! The different fabrics work so well together. I love the jack and ball fabric!

EmandaJ said...

What sweet outfits! Love your color sense.


I LOVE color! said...

LLYYNN those little fashions are sooooo adorable. I wish I had a grandchild to sew for. But alas
GOD certainly knows what HE is doing if I had grandchildren I would be so foolish. Be Blessed