Saturday, September 26, 2009

Little Miss Sophistication!

I finally got Jenna's little suit made. I struggled with this quite a bit. Before I cut this out and made it I put the fabrics side by side (actually they were sold side by side at the store), and they looked fantastic together. Once I got the two pieces done and put them together, whoa..... they
did not look right together. So, what to do?
My original plan was to make the ruffle on the skirt from the narrow stripe of the jacket. But, of course I didn't have enough fabric to do that. So, I thought that I could make a binding to put on the hem of the ruffle. Nope, still not enough fabric.
Now, mind
you I bought this fabric about a year ago at our local Walmart. I went back to Walmart and of course they didn't have any more of the narrow stripe. They had it in red and in yellow, etc.... just not in the blue.
, I went to another Walmart about 30 miles from here and believe it or not they had it!!!! Yea!! I still wasn't sure what to do, but I decided to make a wide bias binding on the hem of the ruffle and a flower to match.
I'm still not thrilled with the look, but it's way better than it was. Jenna can wear these as separates, too. I think the jacket will look cute with jeans, khakis, or a denim skirt. I bought a long sleeved brown tshirt for her to wear with this grown-up girl suit. I don't usually make grown-up looking things for my little girls, but I did this time for some reason.
I don't know why my pictures are so fuzzy and the lighting is so bad. I need to work on this. My other cheapo camera took better pictures than my husband's good one, at least for me. I just need to learn to use the settings correctly.


~~louise~~ said...

Hi Julia,
Just popped in from Sherry's blog, Fashion After Forty. Oh how I wish I could sew. I would love to be able to make things for my grandchildren who live what seems like millions of miles away. (I'm on the east coast, they are in Idaho:(

I'd love to catch up on your blog now, but since I can't this moment, I'm just going to add you to my blogroll so I remember to return when I have more time. Can you tell, I'm liking it here...Thanks for sharing...I shall return!!!

Rachel said...

I love that little suit. It is so adorable!!!

Kinderfalls Primitives said...

Hi Julia, the suit is gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Pam xx

Goosegirl said...

Julia, this little suit is adorable! I love the details on the skirt. Please pics of your sweetie wearing it.
I know what you mean about photo issues. I stink at taking pics and have no idea what I am doing. I really need some pointers from a good photographer.
But your craftmanship is lovely and that shows through in the photo.

Sher said...

Great pattern mixing! You are abiding by the rules. Have one print larger than the other. She is going to look adorable :)

Anonymous said...

Adorable! My 9 year old would like a suit!

PaisleyJade said...

Looks wonderful! I wish I could make things like you do - so great that you found the matching fabric at another store too!

Tanya said...

It is sooooo cute, it's grown up but in a little girl kinda way, if you get what I mean, love it and I know she will too.

Rachel said...

I think the suit is beautiful. The fabrics do go well together. You did a great job with the ruffle and flower - just finishes the look. I'm sure Jenna will love it!

Susan said...

Too cute! I love the little flower embellishments!

sonoemi said...

Hi Julia,
the suit is so lovely for a little princess! It is so adorable!
Good that you have again got the fabric.

gwensews said...

You did a fantastic job working those stripes. That is not an easy thing to pull off. The solid brown top, with the brown trim on the jacket and skirt really pulls the ensemble together. If it were in my size, I would wear it! Nice job!

Chicago Sarah said...

Oh that is so cute- and yes, sophisticated too! :) And (I've been a little behind on blog reading) I absolutely loved the paper dolls. They are beautiful.

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