Holy moly, it’s been a while!
Time is just flying by these days. I have a fun little outfit to share today though. I finally got my hands on the Little Things to Sew book and I’m super excited about it. One of the main reasons I wanted this book was for the tutu! I love all the cute versions I’ve seen throughout blog-land and Flickr.
I ordered a mother load of magenta pink 108″ wide tulle and bought a roll of light grey grosgrain ribbon and got to work. First of all, cutting and layering ALLLL that tulle was not what I would call fun. I actually used 9 layers of it… NINE! That is a lot of tulle for a little 19.5 inch waist. then when you account for having to gather 9 folded layers to fit 19.5 inches…lets just say my machine didn’t like me to much that night. I’m pretty sure it thought I was sending a finger under that needle it was so thick, it kept turning the safety mechanism on. We survived though. A super fun little project, and all that tulle payed off in the end…ITS SO FLUFFY!
I paired the tutu with the Swingset Blouse. I need to make like 20 more of these. I really love this pattern and its cute spaghetti straps. Living in phoenix is R O U G H in the summer. It gets well over 110 here and little blouses like these are so perfect for a summer wardrobe. I’m sure you’ll see a few more of these here this summer.
Anyway, I used a fun Lotta Jansdotter print called Tav White, it’s from her Silvia line, I got mine at a local store but you can find it here as well. I used pretty little mother of pearl heart buttons and sewed them on with neon pink thread for a tiny little pop of fun. I love this little outfit, Ava felt pretty prima ballerina in it which is always a plus in her book.
I’ll be back soon with a few more projects I’ve been working on, in the mean time, Follow me on Bloglovin!