Sunday, April 18, 2010

The reluctant model

So, I got my birthday present a little early... a serger! I have wanted one for a long time. This little green shirt is the first thing I made with it. I haven't even changed the thread from the test thread it came with. This top used to be a tank top of mine, but I wanted a shirt for baby in just this shade of green, so the tank was sacrificed. I had to have it to match the adorable skirt made by my neighbor friend at Bugaboo Kids. Isn't it beautiful? I love the Amy Butler fabrics, and all of her stuff is so perfectly finished.

I made up the pattern for the shirt... a variation on the traditional peasant top with sleeves that don't wrap all around the arm, which seems to bother baby. This was the rough draft, and I've figured out the right dimensions etc. so the next one will be easier and fit her even better.

Much more challenging was getting a few photos of my little model who refused to hold still and seemed determined to avoid mom and her camera at all costs.


Laura Gerencser said...


Yvette said...

Yippee!! Sergers are the best! Your shirt turned out so cute too!! Thanks for the link to my shop :)