Since I do most of my sewing for Twinkle after she’s konked out for the day, we decided that for her school clothes it would be best if I made her a little duct tape dress form so I can ensure a good fit without waking her slumbering soul for measuring. (More on the dress form later, it was a really fun little project!)
Anyway, so now we have a little system going. I like to put whatever I made for her in the night on the form, and she loves to go in the sewing room in the morning to see what I’ve made. She always throws it on and then comes and wakes me up to show me how it looks on her. I am having a total ball sewing for her, it’s fulfilling some suppressed childhood dream I think. Something about it is satisfying the longing I felt as a vain little 9 year old: I remember thumbing through a children’s clothing catalog, carefully admiring each item, circling the ones I liked, and scheming money-making plans so that I might order a few.
I do the same thing now (just as fervently) with my Ottobre magazines, and this little raglan three-quarters tee is another winner from the Spring 2011 edition. To add some extra Pee-zazz, I appliqued a simple directionally opposite heart (as seen here), which I think adds a lot. The neck opening ended up a little big, so I used my old fall-back trick of fishing elastic through the casing, which gives a slightly more gathered look.
You guys are gonna be so proud of me, I’m posting THREE whole times this week! On Friday I’m FINALLY posting a big tutorial I’ve been working on for ages, so hang on to your cowboy hats for that!