I made this outfit on the spur of the moment. It was a sort of fly by the seat of your pants idea. I went to bed the night before and decided that the next day I would sew.
So often, I get the steam to go out and purchase fabric but fall flat when I get home and the kids are racing around our tiny living space. But today I was determined and so I didn't waste any time checking my email when I got home. Instead I whipped out my scissors and began cutting willy nilly.
The top is reminiscent of many Anthropologie tanks I've seen recently with buttons cinching the front.
When I found the candy striped fabric for the top I knew it was perfect for a matching solid multi-stripe skirt. Originally, I got the idea for the skirt from a fellow sewing blogger....Katie Rich. She takes sweet photographs of her daughters in homemade frocks as well! When I found the striped fabric I knew that would be the direction I was going.
The color scheme really reminds me of Orla Keily's collection from one or two years ago. Very punchy but retro.
The top has a boatneck collar and cinches at the front with two straps and two navy black buttons. The sleeves and the body are not sewn together but one whole piece, making this top really easy to sew.
The bubble blower is from Gymboree and if you've never bought or used one of their bubble blowers before you must give it chance!
It creates dozens and dozens of bubbles in one breath and the solution is so strong that I've gone to bed and woke the next morning to see that they had survived the night on the floor.
You may not be able to tell from the photos but I am finally able to put braids in Lily's hair. It has always been very wispy and short despite the fact that I've never cut it. Now, it's getting really long and I couldn't be more happy! She looks older every day. My sister visited last week and was able to put a french braid in the back of her hair, something that could never be done before.
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I liked the idea of blowing bubbles in this outfit. It reminded me of a carnival. Fun and bright but not too florescent.
If I had the chance I would have taken Lily to Knobels Grove (a small local amusement park) and taken some photos. Although, that would have set back this post until next week. Perhaps another day, another dress.
I would say this outfit would fit a 2T-4T.
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