Red Velvet Secret Squirel
Yes! I can finally post my secret squirrel project!
Straight-grain and Suz from sewpony. Read all about it here. December accorns were: St. Basil Cathedral, snowflakes, buttons, Harry Connick Jr. and "a long time ago." I had so much fun with these acorns :)
I'm going to go a bit out of order here, so bear with me...
For "a long time ago" I decided to make a vintage inspired garment and finally settled on a swing coat for the little daughter. I had first thought to make it out of a lovely grey wool or perhaps a cream, but when I went shopping for the fabric, I walked past the velvet and was hooked, so I bought a red velvet for the outter fabric and a snowflake pattern on black cotton for the lining. So there's two acorns: "a long time ago" and "snowflakes." I also used a small black pom pom trim for the collar and a single large faux button for the closure. It's actually a snap. Getting the little one into and out of anything is a feat in itself, so I went for the easy closure.
|small black pom pom trim on "peter pan" collar|
|faux button - it's actually a snap closure|
|first two bars in "A wink and a smile"|
|St. Basil Cathedral "blueprint" in colourful buttons|
|"A wink and a smile" by Harry Connick Jr.|
|The coat falls just below her knees|
|Plackets on the back|
colour pencils. a long journey. pomogranates. stripes. paisley.
Asmita created such a lovely ensemble for the December Secret Squirrel, check it out here.