Green!August 17, 2008 at 3:27 pm | Posted in Sewing/Crafts | 11 Comments
I wasn’t sure what to make for Lauren’s birthday, so I called her mom:
Me: Hi, Erin. What’s Lauren’s favorite animal?
Erin: Lauren? What’s your favorite animal?
Lauren: Green! [She's going to be two years old]
Erin: No, what’s your favorite animal?
Erin: No, your favorite animal, like a duck, or cow, or chicken, or dog…
Erin: Definitely dog.
Me: Great! Does she have a favorite food?
Erin: What’s your favorite food, Lauren?
Well, dogs are much harder to draw than a glass of milk, so this is what I made:
It’s done in green seersucker (hmm…does that mean she can only wear it for another week until Labor Day?) and lined with white cotton. I bound the hem instead of sewing it because I like the look and! I hate to iron up hems. So fiddly!
The straps are fastened with snaps. I attached the bottom set first, but then the top edge flipped down, so I added another set above. They have an added and unintentional benefit of letting Lauren’s mom lengthen the straps, so theoretically she could wear it in the spring again. She’s a tiny thing!
Here’s a closeup of the glass of milk. I fused the applique and then added some of the binding as the straw, stitching stripes with perle cotton.
The pattern is Simplicity #3662 (5 for $5 at Jo-Ann last week). I threw the fabric in the wash when I woke up this morning and cut the pieces out at about 9:00. It was only two pattern pieces, cut one each from fabric and lining, so it went together very quickly. The whole project was done by one, so I call that completed in plenty of time for the party this afternoon at 4:00. Last-minute Lisa strikes again.