Sunday, January 8, 2012

McCalls 5696

Myra went to a friend's birthday party yesterday. I am in the middle of sewing my coat, so I was not going to sew for this party. Of course, you all know what happened, don't you?
E loves Minnie Mouse, and I found this fun Minnie Mouse tee, but the pink is not your typical pink, and I just couldn't find anything that went with it, AND said "Minnie Mouse" to me. Until I got home, that is and perused the stash.
The denim was sitting on my to put away pile. It is the remnant from the Vogue 8330 jeans. Polka dots always make me think of Minnie Mouse, so this multicolored spotted cotton was a perfect match. I've made this skirt before for Myra, so I knew it could be pulled on without a zipper. I made this one with an elastic waistband too. Zippers and potty time just don't go together well with the preschool set.
I bound the pocket openings rather than hem them. It was cuter and easier. I also added some jeans-style topstitching. I love the way that my Singer purrs through denim.
Now back to my regularly scheduled programming! The coat is coming together. I've started assembling the shell, and it is so fun to see it finally coming together!!

14 comments:

  1. Excellent cuteness.
    I hope your coat did not feel neglected, sometimes a little quick sewing is a nice refreshment to a big project.

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  2. Adorable, and so much better than anything you would've found in the store.

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  3. Super cute! I need to steal this outfit idea for Gracie - esp. since we are going to Disney in August.

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  4. Katie - Wow! How wonderful! It's an adorable skirt - your girl is going to remember this with fond memories as she gets older - I hope you get lots of pictures!

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  5. This is just too cute! How fun it is to sew for little girls! I'm going to have to create more opportunities for that.

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  6. That's a sweet little skirt, and what little girl wouldn't love it? I bet E wil be twirling in it a lot!

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  7. Oh gosh! That skirt is super cute. I love the polka dots at the pockets edge and in the gores. I hope the birthday girl loves it!

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  8. So cute! I've had that pattern for at least two years and I never get around to making it. I got it for the School Uniform, of course. Bleh. Hard to get motivated on that. Your version is much more interesting!

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  9. That's a really cute skirt. I hope Myra's little friend loved her outfit.

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  10. Oh my gosh, how super cute is that!?

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