6 August 2010
I think I missed the boat, size-wise, making Audrey this vintage sailor jumpsuit - it's a tad too grabby but still wearable for now. From time to time I pick up old sewing patterns but rarely actually use them (I'm not that keen/good at following other's instructions), but I'm so glad I took a look at this one. Flip, the styles back then were rocking. In general clothes like this just aren't made anymore. It's tiny skirts for tiny girls, dreadful sayings on tees (or worse, the nonsensical phrases), the more bling the better, and the list goes on.
Each to their own I say, but seeing a perhaps 6 month old at Audrey's Wriggle and Rhyme session the other day wearing rigid denim and a two inch wide belt pushed me well past my limit. I mean, how is a child supposed to function in that? I don't want to get all Giselle here ('ban the bottle' (admittedly a pleasant idea though)) but it'd be quite nice if conventional denim jeans were forbidden in sizes under 2.
I am all set to make a version of this in wool, just hope it works out as nice as it seems in my head. It'd be a perfect Winter outfit.
P.S. The red cup Audrey is carrying contains her raisins for the car outing (quite possibly her most favourite food)
P.P.S. Lucy dressed herself today