I bought this adorable fabric at Purl Soho. It was the first thing I've ever bought from them. I've ogled over their fabrics for a while now but just couldn't bring myself to pay for shipping. I hate shipping. It's often more expensive than the fabric itself. How is that fair? But with these little overalls, I had something very specific in mind. And after many disappointing trips to three local fabric shops, I know better than to waste my time. So after some pre-planning I bought this and I have to say I'm very pleased with the result.
Ideally, I wanted to find a brown fabric with a white swiss dot pattern to contrast. But like I said before, when I have something specific in mind I'll never find it.....never. So I had to settle for this plain brown fabric, however it was fairly expensive, 'organic', and very soft. Instead of white swiss dots I used white trim which created a similar effect.
I used snaps instead of buttons. To attach them I bought a snap pliers. And I must tell you that it was a dream to use! I've tried to attach grommets with those little kits that come in the package and they have come out awful! Just awful! Not to mention difficult. With my new snap plier I just put the pieces in, clamp down, and voila....I'm done! I should be getting paid for this rave review:)
But what I liked best about these little overalls was that I think it could be suitable for both a boy and a girl. So all you moms with boys can enter. I really need to make more of these,right?!
My guess is that it fits a 12-24 month old baby. My molly is 14 months and pretty light for her age.
In my life outside this blog, I've been busy sewing as well, spending all last night helping out my fellow MOPS make miniature circus tents for our table settings. I felt so useful being able to offer my sewing skills for purposes other than Grosgrain. I wish I had taken some photos of us hard at work but the thought didn't even occur to me until admiring the finished tents which looked AWESOME! I do a lot of other things outside this blog which you might have seen from my other blog 'The Tumtum Tree' which I'm sad to say I haven't had any time to keep up. So I have been debating adding a button to the side which would occasionally journal the other things in my life outside Grosgrain. We'll see. I guess it depends on my free time.
And I have to add, I was so thrilled with the response I received from the Garden Party Frock! Thanks to some popular blogs who mentioned me I broke some of my own personal records. I gushed over every comment and checked them every few minutes.
Many of you ask how I can make these little outfits and then just give them away. My answer to you is it's your enthusiasm and support which makes this blog worth my while and a great joy for me! Thank you all!
Last day for posts is Tuesday 8/26/08. Winner will be announced Thursday morning!
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