It was time for a replacement pair.
Here's what I started with:
|also, my feet are jacked up. but seeing that flaming duct tape that holds my cutting mat together makes me SO HAPPY.|
But it does translate into pants that my all-things-shiny-loving daughter will wear. Score.
I used navy thread for all the topstitching. Why? Because I didn't have silver.
And now the Bimaa. I've made this shirt several times (four times, actually), but this is the first time with the shawl collar. I used an old dress of my sister's for the collar, sleeve bands, and waist band. When it came time to find coordinating fabric, I had a tough time choosing from my stash. I knew Eliza would only wear it if certain criteria were met (shine!), so I finally landed on this teal fabric with metallic stripes.
Patterns: Bimaa Sweater by LouBee Clothing (shawl option). Self-drafted jeggings.
Fabric: Upcycled knit for sweater bands and shawl. Other fabrics from Jo-Ann.
Thoughts: I would like this outfit in my size. Really.
I need to bring the neckline up on the Bimaa. I know this and just keep forgetting. Also, I need to shorten the sleeves a tad. Then the 3T will fit her perfectly. There are a few more Bimaas on the list for the Fall, including a hood version and a maxi dress. The Girl loves long dresses.
The jegging pockets are a little big for her tiny tush.
This look was inspired by the "'80s Cartoon" theme for Project Run & Play week one. (I was thinking "Jem" with the zig zags and metallic fabric.) It also fits the upcycled theme (week two) and the denim theme (week three). Too bad I didn't finish it in time for any of those sew-along linky parties. Ha. And. . . meh.
Up next: a denim skirt with tights and (another) Bimaa. Then my practice version of The Bridesmaid Dress. I'm saving some awesome t-shirts for the boys for Kids Clothes Week (October 20-26).