Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"Summer Ends, and Autumn Comes...."

It's officially fall. Even though it's still hovering around 100 degrees here. And that means time to break out fall fabrics in those great fall colors.

What's my favorite fall color? Why, that would be orange. Who am I kidding...I like orange anytime of year.

The other day I was at my local fabric store getting a few things I need for another upcoming project when I spied something that just screamed my name. It was cute. It was kind of "retro" looking. It was fall-ish, it had orange. I had to have it.

I carried it around in my cart for awhile trying to think of a way to justify buying it. What did I need it for? Hmmmm. Well, luckily my daughter has grown quite a bit over the past 6 months, so a lot of her stuff from last fall/winter are going to be too short. So I bought some, along with another cute coordination fabric, and brought it home to make something for her.

Luckily, she gave her "Princess Picky Stamp of Approval" when I showed it to her.

And here is the cuteness:

I just love it! The colors, the birds, all of it. Here it is with the other fabric I chose to go with it.

So what exactly am I making with these? Well, you'll just have to come back and find out!

UPDATE!!!! Here's the finished product! I picked up this cute Simplicity pattern awhile back when they had a 5 for $5 sale at my local fabric shop.

It came out a little big, but she's at an awkward inbetween size right now. Since I made this while she was at school, I didn't have her around to make any drastic alterations.

[Side note: this is her new favorite hairdo...she calls it her "hunny buns." ]

I just love the bodice and sleeves on this dress.

And then my kids wanted a picture together....and I was happy to oblige.

1 comment:

Katie said...

I bought those birds too, but don't know quite yet what I will do with them. I can't wait to see what you make!