‘Pretty’ is not how I would usually describe the things I make for my girls. There is nothing pretty about grey, my usual colour of choice. But this blog post features a pretty girl, with pretty eyes, wearing a pretty flowers in her hair, in a pretty blouse, made out of pretty fabric. And just so that the overload of pretty doesn’t make you want to vomit, I toned it all down with a pair of jeans. And you know what! It works for me. I actually love it.
The fabric is Liberty of London, Mitsi Nougat from from Cousette. Kindly given to each of us who went to Paris Sew Social 2015. At first I was not keen on the fabric for kids, I thought it looked a little grown up if you see what I mean. But it grew on me, the more I looked at it the more I liked. Now I’m completely sold. The fabric is beautiful, even on a 3 year old.
Choosing a pattern for the fabric was not difficult. Laura made a skirt which looks great and Marte made shorts which are fab, out of the same fabric, but to me the fabric was meant to be a blouse. That happens with fabric right? You just know what it’s going to become the moment you look at it.
The pattern has back ties which I omitted (my ruffle top is pretty enough it doesn’t need back ties for an extra dose of pretty). And I finished the neckline with facing rather than having the tiny little stand up collar that is on the pattern. I also made the armhole a little smaller, though it was great for tickles at the original size.
Have you ever tried photographing a 3 year old?
You probably know they don’t keep still for longer than 4 seconds. So I tried a new little trick called ‘See how many wooden blocks you can balance on top of each other before they topple over’.That kept Scout still for about 8 seconds. Just enough time to CLICK!
CLICK!CLICK!How many blocks were you able to balance Scout?
Win an Elegance & Elephants pattern
And now for something to make you keep still for 8 seconds. All you have to do is make a suggestion (in the comments box below) for keeping a child still during a photo shoot. The best or funniest suggestion will win a pattern of choice from Elegance & Elephants. Pssst! I may be a bit bias to those of you who subscribe to Needle and Ted, follow Needle and Ted on Instagram or follow Elegance & Elephants on Facebook. And it’s not too late to DO IT NOW, hint! hint!
The winner will be announced in 2 weeks time.
More chances to win
Click on the images above to check out what my fellow Paris Sew Social friends made with their sponsored fabric and patterns. Each one of them, (as well as the winners of the last Paris Sew Social Giveaway) will be giving away a PDF pattern. That makes 15 more chances to win a cool pattern. Good Luck!