I was going to post about how much we feel blessed for in 2013 and how much we have grown and learned as a family.
Yet, as my family plays a board game in the living room, I believe this would be a faithful sum-up of our 2013 (and our wishes for 2014) than any words I might write:
Before 2013 ends here’s my little girl’s look on Christmas day.
So obviously, a similar version would need to be made 🙂
To be honest, Ottobre issue has a pattern that looks like the original Jacadi blouse (Rousku blouse from issue 4/2010) but I decided to sew another pattern: I use a Citronille pattern, Agnès, but skipped the smocking and I really think it made a lovely tunic.
The Liberty print is Besty Ann in red from the Liberty Autumn Winter 2013 collection – I love the colors and the small floral really appeals to me. I’m guessing this blouse will look lovely with jeans.
To coordinate with the blouse I made her a pair of corduroy shorts (Finch shorts from Clever Charlotte) using a fabric I’d purchase on a recent trip to Madrid (Spain).
Usually on Christmas day, my children wear more casual clothes: they open the presents in the morning (wearing new handmade pj’s) and in the afternoon, it’s playtime (and they take this very seriously).
The Christmas outfit was ready well before the date and just because I couldn’t help myself (how could I, seriously?), I made her yet another matching piece, the Oliver+S Hopscotch Skirt, and that was a great decision: She ended up wearing both the shorts and the skirt on Christmas Day.
Thank you so much to each and every one of you for visiting us here – it means the world to me 🙂
Happy New Year!!
xx, Ana Sofia