Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Chapter 29 - The Obsession Continues

I bought this fabric. This right here:
Because, well, I have a thing for skulls. My almost-five-year-old saw it and immediately announded that she wants it. Now, I didn't feel like making a whole shirt from the fabric, so we compromised, I made her a shirt where the sleeves are made with our lovely calaveras-fabric and the body is a solid red. And this is what I got:
I think it turned out pretty cute. :) I did have some problems with the neckline ending up way too loose, but I solved that by putting an elastic band in there to make it tighter. And now it's just right. This is one of those tops that the girl will be able to wear for a long time, as it has a very wide shape. I could have made it a bit longer tho, to make it more like a tunic.. Maybe I'll do that for the next one. ;)

This is how happy the girl was with her new shirt:
Baby sis came to help with the photo-taking too. :)
Pattern: peasant blouse from Ottobre 4/2008
Fabric: mini-calaveras by Alexander Henry, from Yardstick's Etsy shop
Size: ~116cm


  1. OH MY!! I so LOVE that fabric!! I want it, and your daughter!! I have seen the fabric here and my girls roll their eyes like I am some kinda freak! It is totally cool!! And your daughter looks so pleased!! Tell her she has my heart!
    ~Michele from By Your Side

  2. Michele - I totally love that fabric too. :) I think I'll make a bag for myself with it. Luckily I bought a yard of it, and didn't use that much for the sleeves. :)

  3. Love the skulls! I have a thing for them too and the shirt turned out great.

  4. Melissa - thank you! I have another fabric with skulls too (green with smaller skulls), I haven't figured out what to do with that yet.