Pearl has been so patient for her turn in the sew-me-something-new-mom line. It was her turn, actually, a few letters back, but somehow there were people who cut in line. I yelled "no cuts!" but nobody listens to the mom. ;)
I usually make Pearl full length maxi skirts, just because that's what she usually likes to wear to church, but I told her to pick out a skirt pattern and a top (from my Japanese sewing books) and this is what she came up with.
I picked out the fabrics. Can you tell? Linen, anyone? And I knew the trees with a splash of Pearl's favorite color would go over well with her. It's a bit pirate-esque, especially with those boots, now that I review the photos, which also works for Pearl.
I free-handed the embroidered tree along with my signature with a few practices first. My first tree looked like an evil claw. And if T was for terror, that would have been perfect. I also used my silver/black variegated thread for the sleeve embroidery scallops.
Pearl is fun to take pictures of. :)
And then a little pantless photo bomber joined the shoot. Luckily he was color coordinated, so I let him
And I guess I piqued the interest of those who love a good birth story because several of you asked on instagram if I would share the story of Pearl being born in the car. I found the original post here. Enjoy! Or maybe if you're squeamish, you shouldn't click over. ;)