Saturday, November 23, 2013

Bells and shrooms

Last night I made both margaritas AND bellbottoms for the first time!  Don't worry -- the margaritas didn't hinder the sewing (except that I just almost sewed a size 5 pant leg to a size 3, but I stopped myself).

I was going to make a skirt to go with this funky little t-shirt, but Mimi told me she wanted a shirt just like it in her size with p-a-n-t-s.

PANTS.  I cannot believe my daughter wants to wear pants.

Anywho, so bellbottoms won.  Yippee!

And here's the booty of these cute little things.

A close-up of the shirt.

The edges of the design will fray just a tad after being washed to make it look even cooler, but don't worry.  It shouldn't completely fray to pieces (lay it flat to dry in case you're super nervous).

This mushroom shirt and denim bellbottoms outfits is for sale and is a size 3.  The inseam is 13.75" so measure your little one if you are unsure.  You absolutely do NOT want to buy them too short.  A little too long is fine since you can always roll the waist band or wear thick-soled clogs, but wide-legged pants too short is just a fashion disaster.  I have lots of pics below of Mimi in her size 5 pants.  They are just a tad too big on her because she's on the petite side, but I rolled the waist and she hasn't taken them off.

If you're interested, e-mail me at  The shirt and pants is $42  ON SALE FOR $30 plus $4 shipping if not in Chicagoland.

We haven't made Mimi's shirt yet because she has decided she wants mushrooms AND a fox.  Maybe the fox can be eating the mushrooms.  Or maybe sleeping on them like pillows and a bed.  Geez, Meemers.

Also, she told me that this is the most stylish photo she's ever posed for and that I need to make sure I put it on my post.

He he he.

See the nice blur in the bottom right of the photos?  Someone's little sticky fingers left marks all over my lens.  I've narrowed my guilty person down to two little people I know.

By the way, her pockets are brown at her request but the size 3 for sale has fun green pockets.

I used the Lola Bells pattern that you can find here.  Also, several of you have asked me to find specific "patterns" for shirt appliqué.  My four useless years of art classes in college left me with the ability to draw these myself.  Crazy talented, right?  Seriously, anybody could do these, so if you're dying for me to make a fun shirt I'm always open to suggestions:).

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