Friday, May 22, 2009
I am just loving these little capri sets. This time I used up some fabrics that I have had for a long time. The navy print I used for the pants was something I bought ages ago and I only had 1 yd of it so I was just waiting for the perfect project to come along to use it. I always have white on hand and this piece of left over weavers cloth was ideal for a little swing top and the fabric on the sash on her pants and head scarf was a smidge I had left from another project. I just love it when I am able to use up little bits and pieces to create a complete outfit. I wanted a French feel for this one because the navy fabric has handwriting all in French, and no, I have no idea of what it says, but I love it just the same. I wanted to hand embroider a little phrase on the hem of the shirt, sadly the only phrases I know in French would probably get me in trouble. Now if it were German I would be set...oh, well! That's why there are amazing websites like Babblefish that translate for you. I typed in a few cute sayings and then decided on "Cute as a cupcake" which in French is "Mignon Comme un Petit Gateau". Then I just stitched it out using a basic backstitch and finally it needed a little more so I did a simple running stitch along the hem in navy too. Cute Cute Cute!!! Add some navy buttons and ribbon and Whaa Laa... C'est Magnifique!