AHNALIN LOVES BOOKS!
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.
While I will probably use this pattern again,
I have to say that it runs HUGE!
I mean HUGE!!
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
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
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
from Sewzannes Fabrics
and followed the tutorial
on No Big Dill blog .
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!
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