28 February 2014

Sew All 26: T

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 slide swing.  


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. ;)

18 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful outfit for a beautiful daughter. LOVE that tree fabric! Gorgeous. Heck of a birth story too. Did you ever get that water birth with future Dills? I hope your other births were at least more calm like you had envisioned. Thanks for sharing your story.

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    1. I did! I had a water birth with both Clover and Drummer. Clover's was the most beautiful, spiritual experience I have ever had. I do not recommend castor oil ;)

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  2. All of your children are beautiful. But, Pearl, sweet Pearl, is astonishingly beautiful. Pictures of her literally take my breath away.

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    1. Thank you. She certainly has a very unique beauty.

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  3. I think this outfit is my favorite! That tree fabric is gorgeous and paired with the red?! *swoon*
    It also helps that you have beautiful children:)
    ~Michelle

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    1. Your favorite?!? Thank you, Michelle!

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  4. What an amazing birth Pearl had and you write and of course sew so amazingly well :-)

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    1. It's definitely a fun story to tell. Thank you :)

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  5. This is so lovely Katy! Pearl is such a beauty and I love those little chubby Drummer legs at the end. SO ca-ute!

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    1. He thinks he's the center of the world, and he usually is, so he just wanders into all my photo shoots. ;) I imagine Natalie is much the same way?

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  6. Would you mind sharing which Japanese sewing book/s the patterns came from?

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    1. The skirt came from this one:
      https://www.etsy.com/listing/58262869/girly-girl-lovely-clothes-by-yuki-araki?ref=shop_home_active_16
      and the jacket came from "girly style wardrobe" found here:
      https://www.etsy.com/listing/180544059/girly-style-wardrobe-japanese-pattern?ref=sr_gallery_2&ga_search_query=girly+style+wardrobe+japanese&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_ship_to=US&ga_ref=auto1&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

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    2. Here's another listing for the jacket book:
      https://www.etsy.com/listing/59391237/giry-lovely-style-wardrobe-japanese?ref=sr_gallery_3&ga_search_query=girly+style+wardrobe+japanese&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

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  7. Like Kristen above, I was also going to ask which pattern book you got the patterns from. :D

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  8. If T was for terror. Ha. So great. I love the shots of them swinging together!

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