Normal colors of fall include the reds, oranges, yellows and browns that we've all come to know and love. But while I was looking for the perfect set of Autumn hues, I came across this picture and had an AHA moment. It spoke to me and I had to answer back. So deep of me, I know. I'm still far from the Earth's core though...
I started with the top. I've had this fabric for a couple of years now and finally got the cajones to cut into it. It's just perfect for fall and my girl really loves it.
I used Create Kids Couture's Loretta's for the top. It's cute, simple and comfortable. PERFECT! Sleeveless works until November here, so it IS a fall look for my weather. Maybe you'd freeze your tush off, but no sleeves is awesome in my home.
I did NOT make those jeans. In fact I did make a pair of pants but the fabric just didn't flow in the end- just too much print. i wanted solid brown corduroy, but no one had any ANYWHERE. What the ever loving crap, people!?!?!? Since that's all I was willing to shell out money for and it wasn't gonna happen, I just slapped some jeans on her and called it done. Haha!
Now on to the COAT! This coat is my favorite part. It took a million hours to make (roughly), but it was worth every nanosecond.
I used a vintage Butterick pattern that purchased on Etsy. I ADORE vintage patterns...mainly the way they smell. But I always feel cooler when I sew one up, too. Like "Hey, I can sew like they did when shiz was more difficult. 10 points to me!"
The length is what drew me in and clearly it had a dramatic affect on my daughter, too.
The coat is fully lined and includes a separating zipper, princess seams, and faux fur trim. The trim took about 6 hours to hand-sew on and my fingers were bloodied by the time I had finished. I should invest in a thimble.
Since the pants were a no-go this time around, I wanted to make sure I made SOMETHING else...a flower crown it was! There's nothing I love more than some pretty theatrics, so I just grabbed that glue gun and played Mother Nature for a while.
Well, that's it, people! I hope you like what I created this week. We do!
I can't wait to see what you all sew along with and what the competitors TURN out.
Har har har...Got the puns going on ON POINT.
Happy Autumn, Y'all!