Whilst looking for a small piece of cotton remnant for a Quilt Club project, I found the remnants from something (I cannot remember what) I had made for my son, Daniel, when he was in Middle School and loves all things Animaniacs - but especially, Pinky & the Brain. [Anyone remember them???] Given his age then (12 - 15) and that we lived in San Antonio, Daniel's standard outfit was knee-length denim jeans, and a character T-shirt. I cannot imagine what I made for him of this printed muslin. Sleep pants? Shorts? A sports shirt?? Seriously: I got nothin'. Nonetheless, when I found this, I knew it had to be made for something for his daughter, Emma Rose to wear. But, what?? The largest piece was 24 in X 16in, and there were 2 6in X 4in pieces. Hardly limitless options, here.
Then I remembered an adorable skirt that my daughter, Katie, had made for her daughter, Myra. That will work!
Using the very same pattern (McCall's 5696), and totally stealing her idea for matching bound edge on the pockets, I used the Pinky & the Brain print for godets and binding, and used remnants from a skirt of mine for the rest. The purchase of a zipper, and several pleasant hours it all this little number cost me.
The coordinating top was more of an adventure.
I found this fabric and could not resist buying it. Can you blame me? Hot pink with silver sparkles. So girly!!
I hadn't picked a pattern when I bought the fabric, so I used the SWAG method (Scientific Wild-Ass Guess), and wound up with quite a bit more fabric than I needed. This caused me to think that a bodysuit would be a good idea. It was not.
All went well until I attempted to attach snaps to the ribbing at the crotch, and destroyed, repaired, and re-destroyed the fabric. Snaps were not going to happen, so I cut off the crotch extensions, applied ribbing to the now-straight bottom, and stitched down the side flap.
Oh, well. The appliqued, and ribbon-edged fabric swatch is a cute touch, don't you think???
It went into the mail with the dress of previous post.
When I get pictures of adorable Emma wearing it, I shall post them, post-haste!