Thursday, November 29, 2012

Kiddie Style

Here's the Renfrew I made over the weekend - my first long-sleeved version.


This print is probably a little too juvenile for me - it reminds me of little girls' pajamas.  But I don't care.  I wanted some cheerful tee shirts to brighten the winter days that are coming.  And this is pretty darned cheerful!


It's warm too, because the fabric (from Girl Charlee, natch) is a cotton-lycra blend, so it's on the heavier side.  But I have to admit, it's not my favorite kind of jersey to sew.  It tends to resist the needles, pins and rotary cutter.  But it turned out well.  I even did a cute little zigzag neck edging for the first time:


I'm going to put this on today and head out to the fabric store!

22 comments:

  1. very cute! why should pj's have all the girly florals? i do tend to accessorize more heavily when something is borderline, but i think you're good to go with this one! have fun fabric shopping! :)

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    1. It's really mostly for wearing around the house (since I never go anywhere but the grocery store!). Everytime I look at the flowers it makes me smile!

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  2. Love the print. Not juvenile at all. And what, pray tell, are you getting at the fabric store? :)

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    1. I've been and come back! I got lacy, sparkly stuff!

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  3. Lovely top, I like the print! And it looks so professionally sewn!

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  4. It is super cute and perfect for your grey winters to have a little cheerful color.

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    1. I can't help but smile if I'm looking at pink flowers!

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  5. That neckline is so neatly done!

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    1. Thanks! I guess after 7 of these, I'm getting pretty good, LOL!

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  6. I can see why you might think that the fabric pattern is for little girls, but I would argue that it is for girls of any age, it's that cute. But I'm not a fan of that fabric blend, I've stopped buying anything made out of it because it shrinks like crazy!

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    1. I've got my fingers crossed this one won't. I did prewash, but sometimes you still get a nasty surprise! Line drying helps though :-)

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  7. It really is cheerful! And why should little girls get all the happiness?

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  8. I'm a total sucker for florals. I think it's cute :D And if you makes you happy then awesome!

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    1. I'm a sucker for florals too. And real-life flowers - I have thousands of flower pictures I've taken over the years!

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  9. You're gonna love this come those dark, dreary days in January and February

    Hugs

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