Friday, June 17, 2016

Sisters in Matching Calico

First Genevieve needed some summer play clothes and she let me choose the pattern and the fabric and when I told her casually-yet-secretly-shrieking-inside that I had matching rick-rack for the calico, she said, "cool."  I sewed that jumpsuit up so fast because I didn't want her to forget that she had given me artistic control.  Then, there seemed to be enough blue calico that I proposed a shirt for Phoebe, and Genevieve was thrilled.  We're going to ride this trend as long as we can, says this proud mama!

Technical notes:  I added an interior elastic waistband to Genevieve's jumpsuit. She didn't care for the bagginess, and the girl on the pattern front was wearing a belt with it.  I sewed a casing with bias tape, and threaded elastic through it.




I used a jumper pattern for Phoebe's shirt, just altering the shoulders straps into ties to match Genevieve's.  The method was fresh in my mind, so it worked just fine.


 The calico is vintage and I've had it in my stash for years, ditto the rick-rack.  It warms my heart to see my girls dressed in the styles of my girlhood.


Genevieve is also wearing the medal I won at the roller rink earlier that day.  Me!  At my age!  My girlhood skating sizzle was still there under my mom-surface! To be fair, there wasn't much competition for skating enthusiastically to "YMCA."


14 comments:

sillygirl said...

Genevieve's jumpsuit is really cuter with the waistband you added. Love the fabric and the rick-rack - these will be favorite photos in years to come.

Lisa said...

Well! Congratulations are in order to you! And also for making such cute outfits and having the patience to save that vintage fabric for something worthy of it.

Your girls are not only dressed in the styles of your girlhood, but the language is still the same - Cool!

Mary Anne Musser said...

I thought the best part of this post was about your roller skating medal! Hilarious! Then I noticed the boys in the background of the pictures...

Shauna said...

That is so great! I love that you use those great vintage patterns, and I was amused because I have this exact pattern! I had to run and look at it and mine happens to be size 10 also, though I haven't used it. My big girl is about the age of yours and I love that she is still thrilled to match her little sister, this is to be enjoyed for now! And yes the roller skating medal is hilarious!

jenny_o said...

What sweet matching outfits - and those pictures are SO good! I love that you skated enthusiastically to "YMCA" :o)

Bree said...

Gorgeous! Your girls look so happy in their matching outfits. Siblings are so important and yours obviously love each other a whole lot!
As for the roller skating - well done! Whenever I attempt roller (or ice) skating I can barely do 20 metres without falling - let alone dance!

Becky said...

I totally had that long version when I was a wee lassie!
Such cute matching ensembles!

BLD in MT said...

That is precious. I love the style and the matching makes it all the cuter. Good work on your skating! That is fantastic. :)

beth s said...

OOh! I used to love skating! GOod for you. I also want to make that little blouse you made for Phoebe! Love it. I was just today looking for a pattern for my granddaughter. Maybe I can figure that top out. ;)

Sew Blessed Maw [Judy] said...

So adorable.. I love that the girls out fits match.. tooooo cute.
Love the skating metal story..SO funny.
That jump suit pattern is adorable. and like that you added the elastic waist.

Leila said...

A. Dorable.
What sweet, sweet sisters. Love their matching calico, and of course, rick-rack is just icing on the cake. You played that very well ;)

Jennie C. said...

My girls - and boys! - like to match sometimes, too. The outfits are really cute!

Polly said...

Very sweet! I love their matching ensembles. And Genevieve is getting so big--!!

Well done at the roller skating rink. Don't downplay your success; you know that's a Major Win!! yeah!!

e said...

This is so dear, so wonderful. Your timing was perfect! You won't get many more opportunities to dress the girls alike... Love the outfits. The jumpsuit is like one I wore as girl. Wow! Love the fabric, and that you had it in your stash waiting for just the right occasion.

Roller skating medal? Super Mom!!!

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