Sunday, November 27, 2011

The one where I got it right for a change....

With all my moaning about what i'm NOT allowed to make the girl, occasionally she believes in me and I get it really right! 
We were shopping one evening after work in a chain store (Cotton On Kids for you nosey parkers out there heehee) and we phone a pair of full length summery overalls. My poor kid, being of average size, didn't fit into their tiny size 8's, unless she wanted a front wedgie every time she wore them.
I had a hunt online and found this pattern- problem was, all sold out in Oz, luckily Ebay came through with the goods and I bought a copy from a seller in the US.

SO when it finally arrived, we had already been through the stash and knew we need to purchase fabric (doh!) and this nice voile from Spotlight was perfect! In her fave colours!

this is what I got when I asked for a smile

 I wasn't sure about the size- she was anywhere from a 10-14 on the pattern!! I made a 10 with 1/2 inch seams, slightly smaller around the waist so 'front wedgies' will NEVER occur! And plenty of room to grow!



She wore it today (weather hasn't really been permitting this week, but she didn't care today) with her white Saltie sandals, and I was the proudest mumma ever!

Note: She has asked for a skirt one now, and a long skirt one (?maxi dress style), but without the ruffle. Better get cracking!

10 comments:

Tas said...

Yay for mummy sewing. Love that, Bec.

(Cotton On sizing is so small. What the?)

soniaandfred said...

It looks great!
You are so clever :-)

Sue said...

I love that shop Cotton On but Isabelle didnt fit in their clothes for very long. I think they must make them smaller than others. Love the outfit, and the blue is perfect!

Michelle said...

it's fantastic! I used to call them playsuits in my day - I used to love wearing them! (had two mum-made ones in grade 10, from memory! Well, it was the 80s ...)

Michelle said...

it's fantastic! I used to call them playsuits in my day - I used to love wearing them! (had two mum-made ones in grade 10, from memory! Well, it was the 80s ...)

Jennie said...

Its gorgeous Bec! I love those colours too. (and that 'smile' is brilliant!)x

Karen said...

You sooo got this right Bec - the colour the frill (I love the frill!) and the spots. Fantastic - I want to make some now!!

Julie said...

Gorgeous little playsuit.
Love those spots, just bought some myself over the weekend but in pink.

Tanya said...

Bec- I struggle to 'get it right' with my 9 year old- but I reckon she would love this- it's great

Leonie said...

oh love it!! beautiful fabric too.