That's okay, I had a good run.
To be honest, Trixie spends most of her time (inside) in knickers and a singlet.
And she loves purple.
I have had this vintage 1976 McCall's 5321 set aside to sew up for Trixie since she was a baby.
I purchased it from this seller on eBay, I highly recommend her!
Apologies for the dusky photos, this sew was really hard to photograph.
I purchased the fabric from Spotlight, on clearance.
From two metres I was able to cut these and a pair of Finch shorts (to be sewn) and a Blizzard bonnet #ninjacutting
As always, I am a complete sucker for shoulder ruffles.
The back ties are awfully sweet but quite uncomfortable to wear (according to Trixie) and I always make sure they are undone before we travel anywhere.
I sewed Trixie the size 5.
I was surprised, although a little long in the leg they only just fit in the body.
The legs were a little too flared for my taste so I folded the excess out, to make a straight leg from just below the knee.
The back tie (although very cute) also can make toileting an issue.
She can manage the zipper if it is untied.
I like the ruffles, I like them soooooo much.
They are like coloured hair on my shoulders.
They feel comfortable and warm-y and they are good for farming.
I really love the feel of the purple, that is all.
I was a bit disappointed in this sew.
I guess I was so excited to make them and then they just didn't quite turn out as I had expected.
The bodice is self faced and that became very bulky to sew, in retrospect I should have used poplin or lawn.
The velveteen, although lush, frayed like the billy-oh and was difficult to grade as it disintegrated as I trimmed it.
I reversed the pile, to exaggerate the intense colour and it is beautiful.
I am not sure I will sew them again for Trixie.
I may make the pinafore, maybe, in a nice fabric?
They were not an enjoyable sew but they may have been my fabric choice.
Trixie looks great and they are washing very well and appear to be very sturdy so I will have to be happy with that.
Thank you for reading... xx Nicole