This is the only time you will see these two together as she has declared that she wouldn't be caught dead wearing a match-poo set like this.
During an archeological dig under my bed, I found a bin of refashioning potential, including this yellow button-down shirt from my Boulder days. I got it in one of those "fill a bag for $5" sales at a thrift shop. It was way too small for me and I saved it, possibly for quilting. (Remember those dark days when we couldn't find yellow fabric for quilting and we had to scrounge for yellow clothes to cut up?)
sapphire blue fiber reactive dye solution. Serendipitously, the resultant greenish blue is a perfect match for the teal leggings (Kwik Sew 3476) I made her earlier this week.
This last growth spurt in the middle of winter threw me for a loop. We had to come up with a new wardrobe in weeks. Fortunately, I found 4 blouses she liked at Goodwill, chanced upon a sale at Lands ' End, and was able to make a few quick pieces. She's all set until the next growth spurt and her trip to our sister city in Mexico in April.
Her wardrobe is replenished. The ski underwear is done. Her costume for the school play is done. The part of the sets that I am responsible for is done.
It's time for selfish sewing. I'm joining Little Hunting Creek for three months of sewing. In February, it's time to sew something from silk. Would it be cheating if I sewed something with cotton but lined it in silk?
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