The other day I was pretty frustrated.
There was an opportunity for Lily to go see a "School House Rock" play, but I wanted to dress her in a slightly more formal outfit. Nothing special. Just something that was warm and slightly nicer than the normal t-shirt and jeans.
She grabbed a blue striped sweater I had just purchased her (store bought) and I was like, yep that'll work. Until I saw the trail of brown stains that went down the front.
It seems like every time I buy something (or make something) it immediately get stained! I feel like this shouldn't be AS big of an issue since she's now 6 1/2, but apparently I am raising a hot mess because the girl could still be wearing a bib from the looks of her clothing.
I considered making her stay home since I believe in natural consequences, but I was really struggling with it. The play was educational and only cost $2, which doesn't come around all the time. Plus, the shows don't allow children under three, so I can't normally take her and I had one of our homeschooling coop mom's offering to take her. So, I chose to forego the punishment and give a stern talk about how if we cannot keep even a few of our clothes in decent shape then we won't be able to participate in activities like those. Did it work? Who knows. This parenting thing isn't as easy as I'd like it to be, and I just hope I got my point across.
Then I went about making her another Aster cardigan to match the Mimi dress I made for Perfect Pattern Parcel. I had already purchased the fabric to match thinking it would become leggings. I love it when I have what I need on hand!
This isn't my first Aster, it was my second - the first I haven't photographed because it went directly into rotation and is rarely clean for more than a few hours. They're awesome!
This time around I didn't add the collar. I thought it would look cleaner and a bit more cohesive with the mimi without it.
I wanted them to match, but not be exactly the same, so I used the print fabric on the cuffs and on the finishing inside of the collar. Just a tiny pop of it, but enough to pull them together.
On a different note, I have been a sewing machine lately. I'm sure when the blog gets so quiet everyone assumes I'm not working on anything but it's actually the opposite. I have been sewing so much that I simply cannot find time to photograph and blog them! I guess that's good (?) since the storefront I have items in has been doing so well and it's keeping me so very busy. But, it's also a bit sad because blogging is what brought me to this point and I certainly don't want to stop!
I'll be back again, so don't fear ladies!