So this is what I made for Missy to wear on her birthday. She’s having a puppy party and has invited some school friends. Whilst she says she loves the dress. I know that she would probably be more comfortable in shorts. So I’ve decided to compromise. My thought is she can wear the dress when the guests first arrive then change as the party kicks in to full swing.
I wanted to make her some new shorts and after seeing Cindy’s Hula Hoop shorts my decision was made. Like Cindy, I too am reminded of my all time favourite Puppet Show shorts that Missy can still just squeeze into. Something about the little pockets and full leg gathered in.
Here they are on the cover of issue 3/2012. I always procrastinate when it comes to tracing off an Ottobre pattern and when I finally do, I always think to myself, see that wasn’t so bad now was it? I used some Robert Kaufman interweave chambray in sorbet which is delicious and used 1/4 inch elastic in the pockets and hems rather than the 1/2 inch specified in the pattern. I also changed the waistband construction a bit. She was very definite that she did not want a belt. They are a little bit big but that just means she can wear them for longer. I always know when she really likes something, she wants to wear it immediately and these were a winner.
Of course she needed a top to go with it and running short on time I went with a RTW shirt and added a puppy applique found here (and we all know how much I love a bit of late night applique).