The first thing I made was a shorter version of CINO's Ice Cream Social Dress for her to wear as a top. I couldn't find anything with bears on it that was the right color, but I thought this fabric was pretty cute even if the green was totally wrong. Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of this one in the wild. She wore it Friday night to the dinner for the "honor classes." Yep, it's been ten years since N and I graduated from college. Ouch!
The second top I whipped up was even easier, if that's possible, but it may have ended up being my favorite. It's a pillowcase top made of the same fabric I used for my Gameday Tank. I totally chickened out on having us wear matching tops to the parade or the game, so we wore them to the zoo together on Sunday. I actually didn't feel as silly as I thought I would, so I kind of wish I had gone for it.
The third and most ambitious project was this green and gold peasant dress with baby bear applique. I did the same applique on her Homecoming outfit last year and really liked it. I'm not very good at applique, and this is a pretty hard shape, so it's far from perfect, but still pretty cute. I actually didn't love this dress when it was all said and done. Halfway through the parade Saturday, I realized what I don't like about it. It's too short. So I had her wear her skinny jeans under it for the game, and I liked that look (marginally) better.
|Being silly at the parade.|
|Exploring at the children's museum in the Mayborn.|
|Last year's version of the applique.|