I freaking made it!




Next time I make her something I'm going to, um, measure before I cut. I totally free handed this little top by putting one of her tee shirts (that's right a streeetchy tee) on top of the fabric and cutting an approximate a line shape around it. So after it was hemmed and ready to join I realized I would have to add in some side panels to make it fit. Basically, it looks good from far away but if any of the amazing crafters that come by peeked inside they might get lightheaded at the randomness of it all.

But I love the buttons I glued together. And the sweet pocket is from some Japanese scraps I begged an Etsy seller to let me buy off her. I also just got a vintage pinafore pattern (from eBay, where else?) in the mail the other day. So I'm going to attempt to make a shirt from an actual pattern now.

God, aren't ADD meds fun. Before I wouldn't have been able to sew on a button without stopping to turn on the TV, grab a pop, make a phone call...and oh yea what was I just doing?

16 comments:

Marmite Breath said...

The girl and the shirt are both lovely! You crafty woman!

The life of Erin said...

Very clever! your little miss looks gorgeous!
I cant even sew a straight line!

Mamma said...

Okay, both of them are so cute!!

I'm tres impressed with your mad sewing skills!!

Katrina said...

She is an absolute doll! The shirt is too cute! Good job!

judi said...

WHoaaa........ how cute is this top? Very!

I love it! I love how you made the buttons and even the side panels....... it think it truly adds cuteness to it.

And no pattern? You're braver than me! Awesome.... you should be quite proud!

Christina said...

Very Cute!

Leeanthro said...

Too cute! You should make and sell them!

I wish I had time to sew (or scrapbook, or SLEEP)!

g-man said...

I bet she LOVES it.

Wendy said...

That shirt is too cute. And the girl is even cuter. I love those buttons.

I wonder what I could do if I took some meds. I fear they would have the opposite effect. I would be found laying in the woods naked asking for the furry bunny to take me away.

Lotta said...

All - Thanks!!!

G-man - She does. She says, "For me? Mommy made it for me?!"

Wendy - That happens sometimes too, but it's not all bad.

Oh, The Joys said...

That is so beyond cute!!!

Jenifer said...

You're really talented!!

I can't make ANYTHING. I have patches for my work uniforms and I am so bad I have to have my husband sew them on!!!

Sad, I know.

Ruth Dynamite said...

She's gorgeous! (and so is the outfit!)

Andie said...

cute!

have you ever seen those pillowcase dresses? Too cute and super easy to sew. a friend of mine makes them.

boogiemum said...

came this way via plain jane...

wow, so cute- both of them. makes me want to get back into sewing!

PamKittyMorning said...

Lotta its darling! Very clever, love thebuttons. And the girl!!!! I just am thrilled you're doing it, and you enjoyed it, it doesn't have to be perfect, believe me!!! Woo hoo to you!