See the blue buttons? They just happen to be a perfect match for the blue on the top!
She loves her guitar and is learning to play via YouTube videos!
This is my Sid! A daredevil at heart. Notice she is not wearing shoes and you should have seen the antics on the picture which didn't make the cut!
Strike a pose!
Her hair is already going blond from the sun. Every Summer she turns into a little Blondie, then her hair darkens over the Winter.
I am really loving watching her grow up. Her new body is making her uncomfortable but sewing clothes for her is helping. I can make flowy tops which conceal but still look stylish for her. I won't write in public what I have to fight to get her to wear but I'm sure all you ladies remember being a pre-teen :)
I still love this top. She has worn it all Winter and it's not showing any wear at all. That's not only because I sewed it myself but also because of the fabric itself. It was thrift-ed from a garage sale last summer and washes up so well. I really love it when something I sew makes the cut and lasts longer than it fits. My son has decided that he doesn't like his Don't Shoot Jacket anymore and I must admit it hurts a bit. Sidney has adopted it though so at least that sewing hasn't gone to waste. I can't help but wonder what happened. Did someone make fun of him? He says no but the suddenness of his refusal to wear it strikes me funny.
I used Simplicity 5487 for these pants but I shortened them to capri length. I don't even know if this pattern is still available I bought it years ago to sew for my eldest daughter but I never used it. For a long time I only sewed up things I drafted myself and in truth I still draft a lot of my patterns but I am learning that using patterns in a great way to learn new techniques and improve my sewing. That's a definite bonus for me so I am trying hard to sew up more patterns.
Happy sewing from me to you!