Thursday, March 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!


And she REALLY loves Dr. Seuss books!

So she wanted to have a special outfit
to wear on his birthday.

Isn't the fabric darling?

I ordered it from
last year and I just love it.

I used McCalls M6132 for the top.

McCalls 6312

While I will probably use this pattern again,
I have to say that it runs HUGE!

I mean

Also, there are some steps in the directions
that are just really dumb.
It has the sewist leaving a lot of exposed
seams and raw edges.
And that never works for my 
sensory-disordered kid,
or for perfectionist me.

So, I rebuilt the bodice to enclose
the waist seam in the bodice lining.

I also added the contrast
band on the skirt so I could highlight another 
fun fabric.

The photo is blurry,
but it shows the buttons
on the cute back of the bodice.

Instead of the full capri
pants shown on the pattern,
Ahnalin requested leggings
made from ruffle fabric.

I purchased the ruffle fabric last year 
and followed the tutorial

Ahnalin loves these leggings 
because I made them super skinny.

They are even but she was tired
of me fussing over her.
So I just took the picture!

The shoes!
I found them last week at Target!

Yes, she was spinning in the library!

We visit every Thursday so she can read
to the dogs.

She loves cuddling Brittney the dog.
Brittney is one of the dogs
in training for the PALS program,

And the earrings?

Grandma Barbara Jean brought them 
to Ahnalin when she came to visit.
They are clip-on earrings,
but oh so "Seussical!"

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Thank you for writing such 
wonderful books.

Happy Sewing!


Meredith said...

This outfits is SO fun Sivje!! I love everything about it - the fabrics in the playful top - the black and white strip with Dr. Seuss fabric is perfect!! And, the ruffle leggings are adorable!! Another great outfit!! Thanks for sharing!!

Bunny said...

I love this, Sivje, a total celebration of Dr. Seuss! Ahnalin looks positively darling.

How did I miss this great pattern? Got to get it for Sophie!

Sheila said...

Love the outfit and as always you did a great job. Thanks for the link for the leggings and that material. My granddaughter lives in leggings.So I'm always on the look out of new ideas.
My son and his wife are expecting their first child and want to use "a persons a person no matter how small" and Dr. Seuss in the nursery. So I had been looking at that material on line. But had wondered how it would be for the nursery and baby items. So any input would be appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Siv, everything is totally darling and the funny little earrings I received free from a neighbor work perfectly for the outfit. TOTALLY DARLING!!! Oh, and the puppy loves Ahnalin and she looks her. Another great job!!

ShirleyC said...

Cute, cute fabric, and an adorable outfit! It is just darling on her!

Debby said...

Wow, how adorable. She should have been on a magazine cover. You do such great work. She is so cute. Love those leggings and shoes as well.

Cole's Corner said...

Adorable! I've been dying to make that pattern up. Glad to know it runs huge. Would love to know more about the changes you made.

~*Aria*~ said...

"It has the sewist leaving a lot of exposed
seams and raw edges."

That's MOST patterns! Ugh!

Yay for Seuss and Seussical earrings and libraries!!