She needed one more short-sleeved shirt for school. I had the requisite blue fabric from Kim's parents' moving clean out. I got a $.99 pattern at JoAnn's - I wanted a simple blouse with several variations.
Most of the modern girl patterns were for costumes, pajamas, and fancy dresses. Very telling about what people are willing to sew for little girls!
And it turns out, I made a princess-seamed blouse with a ruffled placket, neckband and set-in sleeves.
In my naivete, I thought I had a simple pattern! I doggedly followed the directions and the tailoring came out just fine.
I think I'll make her a long sleeved one while it's still fresh in my mind.
I am a wife and mother of two. I am a stay-at-home mom, part time cookbook editor, a Mennonite, and a city dweller. I like to make things (see the blog categories below). This blog is a record of what I make and the ways I try to be thrifty. Welcome!
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"Thrift is the really romantic thing; economy is more romantic than extravagance...thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste...if a man could undertake to make use of all the things in his dustbin, he would be a broader genius than Shakespeare."