In between birthday celebrations and party prep I have been sewing!
We decided that turning five was a very good reason to take the girls on their first trip to the snow - which for one reason or another has just not happened til now.
|You never quite know what you will get when asking them to pose!|
For that reason I made the most of The Fabric Store's recent sale and picked up some stretch merino in these gorgeous 'jewel' colours to make some layers for the girls.
The merino is very thin but super-warm and comfortable to wear, yet also has excellent water-repelling properties.
I chose two shades of their favourite colours each and made leggings and a long-sleeved top.
It is beautiful quality and was an absolute dream to sew, so smooth and lovely.
|Still a little shy in front of the camera!|
Miss G's top is a size 6 with size 7 length on the sleeves and body and the other two are size 9's cut to the 10 length.
The larger leggings are made using Ottobre 4/2013 pattern 30 and the smaller ones are also Ottobre, issue 6/2012 pattern 26, again with a little added length.
|She finds it easy being green!|
Oh and these shots were taken after having been worn all day and for four hours in the car, so you can see they don't crush either!
I bought a metre of each and had enough left over to make 'the guy who lives here' a top too, with a blue body and green sleeves and there is still a little more left over, so we will see what becomes of that.