Spring - Fall - Spring - Fall, Which is it?
by April Henry
The top is from the Oliver + S Sailboat Pattern and the pants are from the Sandbox Pants Pattern. Fabric is from an imported Cosmotex featuring Little Red Riding Hood. Rick Rack is from the 1920's and I used my Style-O-Matic Singer Attachment to apply it - although the application is done from the right side, the needle actually catches the rick rack on the bottom while simultaneously stitching it to the garment. This makes for a 'blind' trimming or a floating effect.
The month of March decided to come in like a lamb and go out like a lion this year, so it still feels like Fall around here! SweetPea will get plenty of wear in the pants for next season, too, because they tend to run a bit big. I made the size 5 all the way around, which I cuffed so she could appropriately wear them now.
You can't see it, but each pocket is internally lined with the little-red-riding-hood fabric.
She wanted to make a funny face, but it actually reminded me of a Shirley Temple face with those curls. I couldn't resist.
Tucking the shirt in reveals the waistband coordinate. Otherwise, the pants can be worn without being limited to colors and prints.
Yes, it's totally bugging me that I wasn't paying attention to the direction of the print when applying the waistband... oh well.
Vintage buttons coordinate with the buttons on the pants. I just love vintage buttons. I followed the stitching line from the facing to apply the rick rack.