When I went to school (I know that was a loooong time ago), I always wanted something new to wear the first day of school. Last year, I decided to make some of my granddaughters a cute flirty skirt to wear back the the first day. They loved them.
So, a few weeks ago, while in Strawberry Patches, my friend Suzanne gave me this book to "look over",
and I got inspired to make a Peasant top for Drew.
This is the most wonderful book. Suzanne knew I would love it. I read a lot (mostly fiction), but this was my reading material for 2 days as I read it from cover to cover.
Drew (who is 10) saw it and oh'd and aw'd over the clothes in it just as I did.
She picked just the Peasant top I had hoped to make her and I took her to Strawberry Patches to pick out fabric.
This is the pattern we both decided on.
Here's the fabric. There are 3 fabrics. One for the bodice, one for the bottom and one for the ruffles, trim on the sleeves and the tie. It isn't just your basic peasnet top, but the attention to detail is what makes it special and right up my "alley"
There is a pattern for a basic skirt (front cover), a dress, a top and a jacket. Then dozens of ways to make them different. The book is spiral bound so it is easy to use.
Can you tell I love it. My friend, Suzanne knows me so well. She knew I would have to own this book.
Wish I could make every thing in it.
I'm working on Drew's top tonight and the instructions seem to be well written and easy to understand
Of course Drew's two younger sisters wanted me to make them something too. They decided on a peasant dress. I found a basic one on line from Sis Boom and will embelish it with coordinating fabrics.
This is what they chose.
Lexi's fabrics. She wanted polka dots
Camy's fabrics. She wanted pink and purple.
They really did pick their own with a little direction. Thanks Suzanne for your patience and help.
They all love going to Strawberry Patches. I know it is partly because of my love for the place, but Drew would stay there forever and Lexi and Cami got so excited when we pulled up in front.
It just does my heart good to see how excited they get.
These have to be done by Sunday as school starts Monday. Sooooo...what am I doing here.
Will post pictures Sunday night of them finished.
Oh, yes I will!!!