A Little Fall

Posted On September 17, 2007

Filed under Confession, Sewing, Shopping

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After a nearly insufferable August, the weather has taken a turn toward fall here the past couple of days. Ah, cooler weather makes me so happy. It would have made me even happier on Saturday, when I spent five hours at a cross-country race, but I’ll really take it whenever I can get it.

Those sweet gals over at Sew, Mama, Sew let me take part in children’s clothing month by reviewing a pattern. It’s up today, so you can read all my thoughts on the Britches & Bloomers pattern on their blog.

I couldn’t make the pants without throwing together a top to go with. I really love how the outfit turned out. I plan to make a long-sleeved tee to go under the top. I hope I can find a nice knit in that sort of latte colored fabric; I think that would be perfect.

Miss L wore the outfit to an art festival a couple of weeks ago. I wanted a different location for the little photo shoot, plus I wanted to go check out cool stuff (and maybe shop a little).

I think it really turned out to be a great fall transitional set. The fabric is Joel Dewberry’s Damask Espresso-Manzanita (I dare you to say that three times super fast!) with Brown Dots for contrast. I’m a sucker for brown with blue, especially aqua, so there was no doubt that I would love this fabric. I think the brown dot works with it because the white field is a warm white so it’s a nice complement to the cream of the Manzanita. I’d originally bought the dots for another set and it just didn’t work for me like I thought it would. Lucky for me that it was still in the stash!

A huge thank you to Beth and the gang over at Sew, Mama, Sew for letting me play along! Love the store and the blog, and Free Fabric Friday is awesome!

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11 Responses to “A Little Fall”

  1. Amy

    Every time I see your little girl, I think…I need a little girl. She is so precious. I love the outfit.

  2. Megan

    Utterly gorgeous! I absolutely love the fabric you have used for this.

  3. Jen

    Very cute Mary…it turned out so well and I love the colors and patterns together. πŸ™‚

  4. sadira

    What a great outfit! Why is it that I do not look good in these things? Is this what they mean by youth is wasted on the young? She’s just adorable!

  5. Jessica

    My goodness…. it is absolutely lovely! ! ! I can’t wait to have a little girl to sew for! Maybe “next time”… LOL πŸ™‚

  6. Melissa Garrett

    Completely adorable style, and I LOVE the fabric!! Oh, how I wish I had more time for sewing . . . (you did an awesome job!)

  7. Susie

    Sweet girl and sweet outfit! So you’re in Atlanta — my daughter ran in a cross country race in Douglasville on Saturday. That wouldn’t have been the race you were at was it? We live in Ringgold.

  8. jessica

    Super cute! Miss L looks darling! Love the photos… you are just a walking sewing machine- I’m so jealous!!

  9. Helena

    This looks great, she’s so cute! PS, I finished my tag it was hard!

  10. Angelina

    Obviously she’s the most stylish girl on earth. I love the fabrics you chose and especially because they aren’t the traditional little girl choices.

  11. sheree

    Love the set! Off to read the pattern review. πŸ™‚

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