that compromising could be so much FUN!
Miss Z was home poorly today.
The best type of poorly,unwell during the night,much recovered the next morning but not quite up to snuff!
So,today we planned her Winter Wardrobe.
It was such fun to devote time to just one child. Obviously,Missy M was running around but she assumes the world revolves around her anyway so she doesn't count.
Miss Z's colours? Black & Orange!
Okay,deep breath,don't panic ...... Wow,that sound's stunning,lets look in the box room and see what we can find.
Her face was worth a million dollars-you could see her thinking ''Mum didn't say No''!
First we squirreled out a divine piece of charcoal with a thin amber stripe wool suiting. I explained that charcoal was the clever girls black,much more chic and it won't show spots. Miss Z was quite happy with that,so a Sunday Brunch jacket and lengthened Sailboat trousers were ear marked for that piece.
Next up was some options for tops,I love the Hopscotch top and dress,she wasn't so keen,wanting T-shirts(which I loathe)! After some negotiations,we agreed on four Hopscotch tops to be shared with her sister IF I would put a stenciled design in the bottom corner and/or do ruched sleeves. I am not thrilled with that ,but I agreed. So we found some good quality ribbing knit in coral,grey marl and coffee cream and a black wool/poly knit for tops. She also convinced me to a Hopscotch dress out of the black wool on the proviso she ALWAYS wore it with colour!(and no grey doesn't count)!
On to bottoms,and this was very easy! Nature Walk pants in the charcoal and coral knit. Sketchbook jeans in a black stretch denim(that was mine,sob)! Sandbox pants in a light denim and a Music Class skirt in a pretty orange drill.
Finally we chose a wheaty coloured wool flannel and an amber wool knit for two Nature Walk jumpers and an second hand tan leather jacket to make into a School Days coat.
Who knows if I will get it all made? I explained that to her and she didn't seem to mind!
We cut out and stenciled the tops this afternoon,and they don't look too shabby!
I had so much fun with my beautiful first born daughter,we talked and laughed and designed for nearly two hours.
Now I need her twin to get poorly!