On a MUCH lighter note ... let's do a sew along!
sew along, to be more precise. Who's with me?
With Bo heading off to kindergarten this fall, I'm itching to make her a few pieces of clothing for school. I also need to sew up some more reusable sandwich bags and other paraphernalia.
Let me hammer out a few more details (like a deadline and possibly a prize for one random entrant) before I post the official "rules." Basically, though, you'll sew something school-related (clothes, book bag, hat, etc.) for your kids (or nieces/nephews/friends/grandkids/etc.), whether they're heading off to preschool, regular school, college, whatever. It can be your own design or something you make following a pattern or tutorial.
I'm open to any suggestions y'all might have on how to organize this. Let me know if you any ideas.
Until it all gets finalized, here's some inspiration:
Angry Chicken's little red jacket
Angry Chicken's take on Simplicity 8488 (she's so good at making conventional patterns look good--and I realize those are pajamas, but I think, if you use the right fabric, it would work for school, too)
Meli Melon's tree skirt.
Baby Bean's Billie drop-waist dress:
Striped outerwear from Gauchito:
Cape from Orfeo:
Striped dress, hoodie with ears and boys' monkey jersey from Finn's Finds:
A couple of Sept. 2009 outfits from Milk magazine's Look de Rue feature:
Sweatshirt dress from Umberleaf:
These beautiful looks from Marilyn Tov:
Adding more ...
From Mini Boden:
I really just want these roller skates for myself (and I'm pretty sure I had them in 1983):
From Tea Collection:
OK ... Creative juices flowing? Who's in?