A special little girl is having a birthday in September. She is special because she is my niece and she is turning 6! She is a fiercely protective little girl who loves most everyone and takes her job as the 'big stister' very seriously. She starts grade 1 today, and in my opinion, is growing up and growing smart too quickly. I wish she would just stay a little 5 year old for a bit longer.
She would argue that point though.
For her birthday, I thought I would make a little something for her to wear back to school. Specially for her.
I had a few patterns bookmarked in some Ottobre magazines, so I thought I would try one of them. It is the first time I have made an Ottobre pattern, and so far so easy. I used pattern 23 from the Spring 2011 magazine, a pinafore tunic.
I also found some cute fabric at a garage sale to use for the tunic. I am usually not keen on green, but this print is kinda growing on me. In fact, I have decided I love it.
-I added piping to the yoke pieces. Because I added piping, I was unable to tuck the panels into the yoke pieces.
-So far I have left off the pockets and frill. I may add one or the other, just to add interest.
The reveal will have to wait until I have it finished. I would also like to have a picture of her wearing it. I am curious about the fit. I have heard from other reviews of Ottobre patterns that the fit is really good. I sure hope so.
In other projects around the house, we are putting up a fence!
And behind the scenes, D and I have been battling some pretty bad colds over here. Our best friend these days is our box(es) of Kleenex.