I’m pretty sure I’m about the only person I know (and that sews, of course) that really doesn’t mind sewing the same outfit again and again.
Usually most of the patterns I truly love will be made at least three times in the same season (and I’m not talking about sewing it for 3 different kids, although that could also happen).
Usually my first version allows me to test the pattern, the second version allows me to try a new fabric and/or make some mods that better fit my style or my child measurements and finally, the third version will benefit from all I’ve learned from my previous sewing.
Fear not, most of the times I actually don’t blog about them all 🙂
Yet, today I’m posting about the same patterns that I did yesterday.
My last version of this pattern was revised chambray version of the original Hopscotch Skirt using Liesl’s instructions for adding a front sash.
For that version, made a little over one week ago, I had skipped the pockets, but I kept debating on whether, or not, I should go back and add them. To make a long story short, yesterday I decided to make use of KCW’s 1-hour sewing time and added the pockets before dinner was ready. It was really a quick fix and I even got time to get a picture of my girl modeling the new/revised version of the skirt.
I’m sure, you know what happened next. The pattern instructions were still vivid in my head and this Liberty print was begging to be used (it’s a print from last season, found on eBay. Need to go back and check the exact name).
Sewing in the wee hours of the night, it’s probably one of my favorite things. Although, early morning rises can be quite tough on oneself …
The obvious storybook pick for this KCW entry: Oh What a busy day by Gyo Fujikawa (one of my favorite Childhood books. I still have the “vintage” edition in Portuguese, but a couple of years ago I purchased the English version for my kids).
Luckily, my girl was kind of happy (not really, of course) to model this outfit, despite pointing out the similarities with a “previous” outfit 🙂
Let’s save it for another day 🙂
So far I’ve made 2 versions of the new Myrantine blouse. I’m sure there will be a third one coming soon 🙂