Monday, October 1, 2012

Now I Can Sing in the Rain.

It's done!!! And, it didn't even take that long. Or at least taking it one step at a time made it seem all very manageable. It fits and it's so girly and pretty and I am really really pleased with how it turned out. I was going for something in my childhood memory and it must have worked because, I was babysitting a three year old little girl one day, and when I tried part of it on she lay her hand over her heart and gasped!

As soon as I finished it the weather turned unseasonably warm and very sunny and clear. Oh well, I'm wearing it any way.

I used a pattern from the Indy company "Favorite Little Things." I loved how there weren't a million pattern pieces and it went together really well, but I thought the directions were kind of sparse. I didn't really have any problems but if you were new to sewing I think it may have been a bit mystifying.

I ordered these rain boots online. They're Sperry and were super on sale. Even after shipping and handling they were cheaper then any I'd found in stores. Brian thinks their ridiculously pink and bright but I think that's really smart because I'll be easier to spot on a gloomy rainy day.

Singing is the sun dappled shade.
Just singing in the shade.

Do you see the tiny bird sitting on the
bike seat?
I'm so happy with it. It's such a wonderful thing to finish a bigger project and to be happy with it. Sewing isn't always like that, makes me super grateful when it does all work the way I pictured it in my head. Ranger seems to like it as well. I think he knows that it makes our walks a priority, even in rainy weather.
Closeup of the super soft flannel lining.

Here she is being displayed
on Ol' Gertie.


Kim Heninger said...

Wow!!! I love it!! It would take me years to make that!! But, it is on my bucket list. For now, i'll stick to pillowcases! LOL

Jessie said...

Thank you. And seriously taken one step at a time wasn't that bad.

Susie Finkbeiner said...

This is perfectly you, Jessie! So adorable. I hope you have a rainy day soon!!! What a strange thing to wish for someone. :)

KPlested said...

Really cute jacket! How fun is that?!?!

Amelia said...

Ok, you are so super cute! I love the jacket. I can't wait to see it next weekend. I hope it rains!!