Have you ever bought fabric, just *sure* you could make something fabulous,
and then chickened out because it was just too fabulous for, well, real life?
Yeah, me too.
I bought a bunch of Benartex Feathers and Fancy border print, peacock print, and the other coordinating prints, just SURE that I would be able to make a cool summer outfit for work...and then I remembered:
Oh, right. I work in a tractor shop.
Grease, mud, dust, and the ever-popular "almost-dirt" (well, it's not quite compost, exactly...) all conspired to make that a Bad Idea. And besides, who wears a salwar kameez suit to a tractor shop, in Idaho? (Because that's what I really, really wanted to make!)
No one. Not in Idaho, anyway.
Especially in bright, vivid colors.
I froze up for a couple of years, and had been mulling this over ever since.
Finally, it came to me.
PJ's! What better way to enjoy such a bold, lovely print?
|The googly-eyed print is actually lovely little peacock feathers! :)|
|Simplicity 1620, view B|
|Butterick B5048, view E|
I used Simplicity 1620 for the top, and Butterick B5048 for the flared pants.
Rather than follow the directions to a T, I bound every seam. I have this...obsession, with every seam being secured.
(But you know, there's a lot of love about that obsession. Bound seams don't fray! That's what I tell myself, anyway! *Wink*)
This was my first project with all-French seams. It was easier, and better, than I expected. I may never sew a "regular" seam again!
|French seams throughout- Oui!|
And then, when I was done, I ate a ton of jelly beans and chocolate eggs and ham.
And then more chocolate eggs.
Just because I could. :)
So, what did you guys do for Easter weekend?
Hope you all had a wonderful time- let me know in the comments!