I am THIS PLEASED with this outfit!!!
These pants fit Camden so well, and it's one of my best zipper-fly installations (like, the whole shebang, fly-guard, zipper, waistband/button and all!), which really gives it major points.
Also awesome??? Brianne of Ali Cat and Co. sent me this lovely fabric - a blue corduroy and a vintage-looking flowered (super light-weight) fabric. I knew I wanted to use them together when she sent it to me months ago, and I had the pants cut out a few months ago and only got around to sewing it all up right before Christmas. So glad it's all done!
I wasn't sure at first which pattern to use for the shirt, and though I know a different pattern would have worked overall better for the fabric and style of the outfit, I chose laziness because I needed it DONE and wanted to use a pattern I already had (always gotta save those duckets, yo). I will say I am glad I didn't choose something that needed buttonholes, as my machine may have totally eaten the fabric :O Whew.
The pants and top went together quickly...especially as I had the pants cut out so long ago. The sewing was nice and easy, and as with the last time, I cut out a pocket facing for the front pockets...wishing I knew a way to do that for the back side. I'd have to sew up/prep the outer pocket piece and then make a pocket lining after. I don't like having that raw edge that the directions give you (unless I missed something, aha!) on the inside. I REALLY want these pants to work for Tiberius in the future, as that was part of the pattern decision-making process for this fabric. I love the style of the Jacob pants by Zonen, and the directions are great! As for the fly installation business...????
|Clearly not a crazy-detailed picture, but you get the idea! I hope :O|
Bottom-line, y'all??? A quick sew, and I adore the style - especially with her mittens, aha - and dotted Vans. Our pairings always crack me up.
Some early January happenings....
|Same day as above pictures...Community Day, Monday, January 4, 2016|
|Practicing from THIS book!|
|Cats and mice!|
|Helping dad make fry bread|