Monday, August 26, 2013

Sew Many Books - The Fashion Version.

Okay, this title requires a bit of explanation!
Today I am over at Nap-Time Creations as part of her Sew Many Books-series. 
Nope, I am not going to tell you which book I have chosen....You have to go look for yourself of course, hehe! And if you actually are coming from the book-post: Welcome!


But what I will tell you is that I struggled with this challenge. Make an item of clothing after a children's book. Why did I struggle? Well, I am not much of a costume person (that is just me - nothing wrong with people that like sewing costumes, okay!!). I like to sew things that are being worn a lot - that is probably why I don't enjoy sewing big party dresses either. I am en everyday clothes kind of person. Soooo what to do? Make the book's character's clothes into something more wearable of course. 
The character is wearing a yellow shirt with 4 big different colored buttons - yeah, that would probably not be worn again, ha!
I found this shirt in the Japanese pattern book Girls Clothing by Akiko Mano and that fit the bill with button placket, collar and collar stand.
I did some changes to the pattern but will not repeat them here since I am telling about them in the post at Nap-Time Crafters.

The fabric is a neon lime green cotton corduroy (Kaufman 21 Wale) and the dot is THE neon dot from Michael Miller that I already have used on SO many project so far and absolutely love. I bought mine at Michael Levine remember?!



After the photo shoot for the book part of this post I removed the big colored buttons that I had just sewed on slightly and with no button holes.
And changed them into these beauties - oh the stripy buttons - from Lots of Buttons.
I absolutely love them.



The pattern has pockets and since Wilma suddenly requests pockets in everything I knew I had to keep them. And I used the dot fabric to create a contrast with them.



I also made some matching leggings. I really did try not to make the outfit too matchy matchy but arghhh it is definitely my weakness. I mean I had this lime knit that just matched the corduroy from the top peeeeerfectly. AH, I could not help it!
You can read all about these leggings and see a lot of other versions in THIS post.

 

And last but not least I also had the pleasure of a model with attitude. Jeez, those 5 year old ladies.
Don't worry no Mommy/photographer got hurt in this session - it is just a leaf from the tree she is throwing at me - I guess we are done then! Tsk tsk tsk.

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7 comments:

  1. I love it… I am loving her expressions over there. Too adorable!

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  2. Mie - du er fantastisk!!! Virkeligt fint stykke arbejde -både bluse, bog og Wilma :-).

    Kram

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  3. Super cute post. She looks like so much fun =)

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  4. Such an adorable top, Mie. It looks great with the black leggings, but even better with the lime green.

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  5. Everything about this is just perfect!

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  6. What? Where did the glittery tatooes go? You are no fun. :) :) Just kidding. The shirt is super cute. The collar stand with the collar is just perfect. :) (I might be a little obesseed with the collars. I keep inspecting everybody's collar stands. Soon people will start thinking I am crazy. More than usual.)

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  7. Such a well made and designed little outfit. Your little Wilma has quite a nice wardrobe!

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