Wednesday, December 31, 2008

In The Queue Wednesday

Christmas came just in time - I was running out of new projects for my Wednesday posts! But my nieces rode to my rescue!

As usual, I scheduled a shopping trip with them to Joann's for their Christmas gift outfits. Unfortunately, only the oldest could go (12 year old), but we picked out fabric and patterns for both of them.

Now, remember that I let them pick whatever they want - no (fashion-based) censoring at all. My thought is that this is the beauty of sewing - you can get exactly what you want.

My oldest niece picked this Simplicity pattern and asked for view A - the long top or short dress:

Very cute, right? Now, for her fabric, she picked the following stretchy, spandex-y fabric:

Wow - kind of bright, huh? Can you guess that she likes pink AND shiny stuff?

Of course, she also got to pick the trim. Lace? Ummm.... no.

Try faux leopard fur:

Did I mention that I let them pick out whatever they want?

This is going to be quite a top! And wait until next week, when I show you the pants she picked out to go with it!

One thing for sure, her parents won't have to worry about losing her in a crowd... ;)

I'm going to try to get to work on this pretty quickly. In any event, don't worry, I'll get to it. It's in my queue. :)


Christine said...

Well I think it's quite fitting for a 12 year old, she'll look just like Hannah Montana. :D

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is some funky fabric! I think the top will come out very cute! I can't wait to see what she picked for pants.

Joanne said...

What fun! Your niece must've had a blast picking these out. Sending New Year's wishes your way, wishing you many happy sewing projects!

mamafitz said...

that is going to be one awesome top (i love leopard). be warned, though, that sparkly fabric is awful to sew. those damn sequins! those are the glued on ones, right? i hate that stuff.

Summerset said...

Yep. That's about right for a 12 year old. My daughter would probably think that's the best top she'd even seen! Enjoy and Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Oh, you must have had such a wonderful time with her! You are so kind to sew these things for her. I wish you a blessed new year!

Anonymous said...

Holy sequins! Now I am intrigued...please post a pic of the pant fabric.