Friday, September 16, 2011
the hustled bustle
Pantaloons are easy - I've sewn multiple pairs I'm more than happy with. But making a bustle of some sort that can be worn comfortably by active little girls - that's been a bit trickier.
This one was an experiment sewn as a birthday present the day of the party. (Yes, I am a procrastinator.) Do you ever try out completely new recipes when company comes for dinner? Kind of the same idea. Tired of the same old gift for a little girl's birthday (we'd had a rash of them recently), I made this one up as I went along. The design didn't end up as I'd pictured it, so I added a monogram (who can resist a monogram? besides all those people whose bathrobes show up in the Land's End outlet). But apparently it went over well with the birthday girl - her mom requested one for her older sister as well.