Modern Sunbonnet Sue's Musings

Musings from the mind of a modern day Sue:
Granddaughter's Outfit

So, I got an extra day off from work on President's Day. And, I used it to stitch together a UFO project, one of those that was put into a shoebox and forgotten about. The outfit is a seersucker capri pant & top, New Look pattern #6473; and I cannot remember when I cut this out. I thought that I had planned to make it for my oldest granddaughter, but now I am thinking that I started it two years ago when my youngest granddaughter was born. Either way, it is at least a two year old project. Luckily, my granddaughter is petite and the cut size will still fit her.

I am not the greatest at clothing construction, which is why I took up quilting. But, when I started having grandchildren, I started making them outfits. It was hard to resist the fabric selections and cute patterns. Sewing small seams, armhole openings, and buttonholes are things I haven't mastered. And all of these were involved in this project.

The rick rack and bows add a sweet touch to the design. I added the bow at the top of the pants, to mark the front from the back - no tags when you make your own clothes. The top was supposed to have three bows across the bodice, but I strategically placed one bow over a blood stain on the fabric that wouldn't come out. The bow covers it nicely and you wouldn't know that it wasn't supposed to be there. Here's a closeup of both pieces.

   

This year is the year of the UFO and I can mark another one off my list. This sweet little outfit will be a gift for my granddaughter's 2nd birthday next month.

Happy Stitching!

Published Tue, Feb 18 2014 2:16 PM by Pamela