I've been maniacally sewing. I've got a knot in my right shoulder from kneeling on the floor tracing and cutting patterns. My sewing machine seems to be going slow motion, for as fast as I'm trying to get through things. I even checked to make sure it wasn't on 1/2 speed. It wasn't.
Today I thought all the girls were playing unusually (and suspiciously) quiet, so I went searching to find Divine and Olive playing out in the garage, not causing too much havoc. Pearl was holding Drummer and then I looked out the back window and found Azure in her swimsuit and Clover in nothing with muddy little feet and hands.Then I went back to sewing, because really, what was I to do? At least they were playing nicely together.
This is an Oliver + S pattern and I used ticking for the fabric.Ticking? You say. Isn't that typically used to cover mattresses and pillows? Why, yes, yes it is! But I think it looks awfully cute and a bit old fashioned, and I love how this pattern shows off the striped on the bias for the collar and sleeve cuffs, and then I turned it horizontally for the top part of the yoke.
Oh, and don't worry about me. I've got Ryan and his hands to rub that knot out. That is as soon as I get more sewing finished. ;)