Oh man you guys have no idea how excited I was when Olu of Needle and Ted's email first showed up in my inbox! Once again I yelled to my boys to come see. They are always very sweet and pretend to be excited about what to me is truly very exciting sewing news : ). Yes I have the best boys in the world! I think I was probably the first one to respond and sign up due to my excitement, and of course I choose the last day to post my blog on the tour. I have this fear of not making deadlines or a mishap on my way so i choose last. I made it though so woohoo! and really no big mishaps other than our disgusting weather : ) Yikes! I say this all the time- and when I say this, it's always true! I'm so loving this pattern, and yep here I am again writing about how I love this lovely gorgeous Florence blouse pattern. The Florence blouse is what the pattern tour is all about. First or shall I say second because I have already rambled on a bit, let me tell you about this blog tour and what it's all about.Here at Needle and Teds. All the info there may make a little more sense than my unhealthy speller babbling, so you may want to stop by or even start there and work your way down that list to me : ). This little tour is not just a tour, it's also a competition. Click right HERE and check out all of our lovely tops, than vote: ). You can vote at that link by leaving a comment on your fav. There is some pretty stiff competition! : )
At first sight I was not sure I could pull this one off. Especially in this silky fabric, but I did : ). And it was sooo easy. Not sure why I was ever worried in the first place! Sometimes I forget that we can probably make anything as long as there are good directions.
I really did not change the pattern much. I did the flounce as 4 pieces and sewn them together. Oh I can not think of the term to use but so that it is lined or double sided. Can you tell in the photo above? I also added two layers of tulle to each side. I did use snaps instead of buttons. I thought the shiny silver looked a little more festive : ) That's it! No other changes. I had this idea in my head of a 40's style Christmas outfit. The Florence blouse was most likely my inspiration because I felt the blouse as is fit right in to that idea.
The rest of my little idea was to make some high waist pants with suspenders. At first I wanted to go with a baggy wide leg pant, but that is hard to do with a toddler so I ended up with kinda a bubble capri pant leg. The pants were self drafted : ) They have a few pleats too. I think they kinda remind me of the women's movement and the "we are equal, and we can wear pants too" thought. I know I am most likely sounding strange : ). But that is the look I am shooting for with this outfit.
OK I took pictures at a whole bunch of different times so Mila is going to look just a little different in a few : )
I think she actually likes the outfit! She usually despises anything I make her. I think she feels that was because she knows I am going to put it on her and take it right back off and than do the whole thing again in a few more minutes (you know to check the fit). That really bugs her : ). She seems to have fun playing with the flounce.
Would you like to know how I got her to stand still like this? I just played Frozen on the TV that is a couple feet from her and wow, I was able to actually get a few good shots.
Now I got this one by pretending as though she was tough and that her "5's"are super strong : ).
Here's that 5 : )
The straps were sewn into the back and hooked on the front with those clips. Here is a few more of some very similar pics but that are just slightly different. I have an awful hard time picking out a favorite so I will just keep sharing : )
And here are a few bad momma pics because I did stick my child outside in the 20 degree temps for just a few minutes without a coat. I promise I did have a few layers under that shirt : )
And Mila did wear the shirt today. I thought I could maybe show that the shirt is not just dressy even when made with a pretty dress fabric! Plus the top matches these boots so perfectly!
Chubby toddler legs are just the cutest!
Madeit is generously offering a discount during the blog tour so make sure to go grab yours before the discount is over!
Thanks for stopping !!!