I am loving all the skirt name suggestions! It's going to be hard to choose! I am going to try to narrow it down to three or four or five....and put a poll up for you to vote. And while we're on the subject of red, how about some more? (And now my red fabric supply needs to be replenished!)
There are so many versions of Little Red Riding Hood, but this one is short, sweet, simple, and takes on a bit of a twist that will bring a smirk to your face.
I also made a bit of a twist on the hood. And Red's basket. ;)The big red plaid reminded me of a picnic blanket, so we wrapped that picnic blanket up to forage for wild strawberries.
Clover's picnic basket top is a Clever Charlotte pattern with my variation of added capped sleeves. AND! It's reversible, so she can wear it on the white side with just a bit of the red peeking out on the front ties. The little jacket is also a Clever Charlotte pattern, and it is also reversible, and as usual, I've fallen in love with Carla's (of Clever Charlotte) truly clever designs. These were deceivingly simple, but ever so stunning.
Back to our plot.
These two have plans up their (short) sleeves. They always do.
Just as Little Red Hood does for Mr. Wolf. Grab this book to find out what happens!
My strawberry is just a stamp that has the ink set with heat.Clover's skirt is just a simple, self drafted pattern with over-sized pockets for treasures. Because there are always treasures at this age.
Azure's dress was actually he baptism dress, and I will share more on that later,but I used an old pattern that I've used so many times because it's easy to alter. I made the collar a bit smaller and the sleeves a bit shorter. Also. That little dip in the the hemline? That was were I discovered a (rust?) stain after I nearly finished the whole thing. I just cut it out (gasp!) and hemmed it with bias tape. We seamstresses can do anything we want. Right?
These two. Built in friends. Built in enemies.
How is your Once Upon a Thread sewing coming? How about a little help? Clever Charlotte is offering 15% discount to every single one of you through 10/11 (whoopie!) and leave a comment answering what you've been working on, sewing or not, to be entered into a giveaway for your pattern of choice! Use coupon code NoBigDill15 for your discount. I will leave the giveaway open until I close chapter five of Once Upon a Thread!
I have been working on palazzo pants for myself and my daughter.ReplyDelete
I feel like I should be sewing, but at the same time, I don't feel like it. We thought we were going to more into our new house last week, but won't be able to till next week or the week after. So I'm a little too bummed to sew.ReplyDelete
I've got baby quilts piled up! Finished one. Two are quilted and ready for binding. Two need to be basted still...ReplyDelete
I am working on Halloween Costumes! Indiana Jones is up right now, then fairies, peter pan, and a box trollReplyDelete
I got a bunch of baby quilts to finish up, as well as a Tova!ReplyDelete
Mrsrachelsbooth at gmail dot com
Yes! We are sewing along for the first time! Can't wait to see what everyone else does. Looks like you're sewing with red again...is this going to be a week long thing? And also we have that dress pattern, so we'll have to take another look at it, we certainly didn't see that potential!ReplyDelete
I've been working on a knit top for myself and the Aster Cardigan for my daughter. Their outfits turned out great!ReplyDelete
I la la la love these! Both looks are amazing. That rust stain was meant to be, because the dip in the hem is perfection!ReplyDelete
I'm knitting a sheepy sweater for a special baby!ReplyDelete
I am just trying to finish up my many projects. Those are very cute dresses on your girls.ReplyDelete
I've been preparing for my fiancé's open-heart surgery. He's 31, otherwise healthy, and very active. He was born with a bad valve.ReplyDelete
I'm starting a nituna jacket for my daughter. First venture into outerwear!ReplyDelete
I'm trying to get our summer clothes switched out for our cold weather (boo) ones and need to figure out what still fits the kiddos. Once that's done I'm back to sewing - a reversible First Day Dress for my oldest daughter and then Halloween costumes!ReplyDelete
I´m making a quilt for my daughter's bed.ReplyDelete
We've been working on de-cluttering, so that we can get our house on the market.ReplyDelete
I just finished purlbee's women's robe for myself. I never understood why people use robes until last winter when every morning I'd wake up and have to put on a sweatshirt and thought "oh, that's why."ReplyDelete
What an AMAZING happy accident the "rust" spot was!! I love the unexpected! I'm working on a dog bed for my beet friends dog! Not very fun... but ya know I have to make something unexpected in it!!! ;0)ReplyDelete
I have been working on sewing some leather moccasins for babies.ReplyDelete
jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com
Lovely! I am working on a chevron pencil skirt...was supposed to get finished during Selfish Sewing Week, but with a FT office job and two small kids...I'll say no more :) Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
Been busily working on rapunzel and elsa dresses for my girls!!ReplyDelete
thank you for this chance. i have not sewed a darn thing in weeks and weeks. i go through moods like this, but this has been my longest break, and i can't seem to get myself to sit at my machine and get started. makes me sad.ReplyDelete
I absolutely love Clover's top! I would love to add that pattern to my stash. I ordered some fabric to make something for once upon a thread. Hoping it gets here in time and that I can find a few hours to work on it.ReplyDelete
I'm sewing a big jacket for the automn, here in France
I love these red and white outfits! I love gingham/check. Absolutely adorable!ReplyDelete
I just started working on Halloween costumes for some of my grandchildren, Minnie Mouse for the 1-year-old, a fairy princess for the 4-year-old, a ninja for the 6-year-old, and Batgirl for the 10-year-old. I'm also making a mad scientist costume for an adult grandson.ReplyDelete
I have been working on sewing a yoga mat bag and knitting a sweater. Next I would love to sew a dress or a shirt!ReplyDelete
Skirts for my girl. Thank you for the introduction to Clever Charlotte. I can't wait to give some of their patterns a go!ReplyDelete
I have been working on all things baby girl lately. My next thing is an extra boppy cover, and simple changing mats. Hopefully I can knock some more stuff off the list today, because my time is running out! :)ReplyDelete
I am currently working on a "Skeleton Princess" costume...ReplyDelete
as always. Breath taking.ReplyDelete