Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New Outfit

FINALLY, I got my head wrapped around this incredibly simple pattern for a summer outfit for Bronwyn. I love the way it came out, and once I figured out what the pattern was trying to tell me, it was a snap. Patterns should be easy to read, in my opinion, but I think my brain is just wired up differently than some. Apparently, it is easier for me to invent the wheel, than to follow directions. These shorts had two pattern pieces (how easy!), and I tried to follow the directions. I really did. But finally I just said, "Screw this!" and looked at the two pieces and put them together into shorts. When I actually followed the directions, the shorts came out looking like something out of a cartoon!

The fabric that I used for these shorts came from my friend, Flavia, who lives in Brazil. We did a fabric swap a loooong time ago (see one of my first blog posts about it) and I finally found a project that I thought was worthy of cutting it up for. The thread count on this stripe is really high and the hand is very soft. I put Kaffe Fasset's Aboriginal Dots on the cuffs (my addition) because I thought it would be fun.











16 comments:

RosaMarĂ­a said...

beautiful job!!! and she is very pretty! :D

Colleen MacDonald said...

Thanks Rosa Maria. I think she's gorgeous, too!

flavia said...

very beautiful!
I am very happy that you used to Bronwyn!! =D
kisses

Samantha (Sam) Spitzer said...

Ah, so so so so pretty!

vadjutka said...

VERY well done! so cute and pretty...perfectly for little B.

Victoria said...

She is such a beautiful child!
Congrats on such a great job. I would love to sew cloths, but those patterns go right over my head. I admire you for figuring it out!

Colleen MacDonald said...

Thanks you all!

Dana said...

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Such Talent!!!

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JennTRC said...

cute outfit!

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Lauren said...

How cute!! Thats darling, and so is she! (pour some sugar on me sent me :) I am glad she did, love your stuff!

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Kristi Nason said...

Absolutely DARLING!

judybrittle said...

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Jamie said...

How adorable!!

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