Thursday, June 19, 2008

You say "Summery" I say "bbbrrrrrr".....


I felt a bit of a thrill today to see the Flower Power pants I made for Kate featured on the Sew Mama Sew blog.

Funny thing is, the inspiration for the post is 'Summery, sunny images'. And I made the pants for Kate because we are now into Winter and she doesn't have enough warm pants (plenty of gorgeous tunic dresses and tights, but do you think for a minute she will wear them.....oh no!). Then again, we are talking winter in Queensland - and today is a chilly 22 degrees (that's about 70 degrees Fahrenheit for those using the Imperial system)...which I'm sure is considered Summery weather in many places.

Oh, and the gorgeous jumper you can see there is the one I would love her to wear with the pants. If she would consent to wearing more than one layer of clothing (which she won't). I bought it from a local yarn fair and it is all handknit and so so soft. And so far it hasn't been worn...squealing and tantrums if I even pull it out of the wardrobe with hopeful raised eyebrows...

But anyway, back to the pants. Very stoked to have them shown in such good company - as always there's plenty of gorgeous creations on the Sew Mama Sew blog - check out the beautiful Summer Dress by Ibi - so gorgeous. The simple button closure is killing me....if only I could get Kate into a dress like this....in fact, if only she would even consent to wear a dress occasionally...**sigh**...and who raised such a strong-willed girl anyway!!!

Thank-you Beth for the inclusion in such a great blog. You made my day :)

7 comments:

Hot Fudge said...

Well done Bec - quite a feather in your cap.

Don't despair - strong-willed little girls grow up to be strong-willed women, so hang in there. I would wear the outfit in a flash!

tiel said...

yep, I have a strong willed little girl who drives me crazy with her choice of clothes and fashion sense.
But for her it is all dresses, and I'm not one for frills! mum's can never be satisfied I guess.

keep sewing!

Ali said...

Congrats Bec for being included in Sew Mama Sew!
That bright little cardie is gorgeous too!
I'm all for raising strong-willed girls!! (I seem to have no other choice anyway with my little 'cherub'...!)

Hoppo Bumpo said...

The corduroy pants are very cute - what a great print. (And as a Melbournite, I pine for your cold 22oC!)

vanessa.e. said...

It's funny, I totally remember my mom pulling out several outfit choices for me as a kid, and crying frantically if she tried to force them on me! recently I found one of the sweaters that I hated to wear -- a soft, lovely,hand knit cardigan -- and couldn't understand my opposition. The sweater was beautiful...I can't believe I passed up the chance to wear it! Kate will appreciate your good taste someday, I'm sure of it!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

That's fantastic getting onto that blog. Well done, but also well deserved! Those pants are fab!

I know what you mean about the chilly 22 degrees. I start to sulk about the cold at around those temperatures.

Joanne said...

Oh Bec - how exciting to be on the sewmamasew blog! I love that blog -it is fantastic isn't it? Very well deserved - your sewing is original and always lovely!