|My 7 year old daughter is taking the pictures. Can you tell I'm giving her instructions? I love the huge pockets on these pants.|
I made the top and pants myself. The vest was bought in a second hand store. I like wearing capri pants when it's nice weather, but it's often just a little bit too cold here in Belgium, even in summer.
So I made only long pants for my wardrobe capsule, but I built in the option of wearing them short. On these fuchsia pants I added a little tab with button hole on the inside, and a button on the outside. When I roll my pants up, the tab holds the fabric in place. When I wear them down, the button makes a nice detail.
|Tab + button. I'm getting more confident sewing button holes. For these, I didn't even do a trial first, and they turned out fine!|
|Hold the camera straight, Marieke!|
|Feeling relaxed and summery!|
|Bare toes in my sandals with thin straps: summer!|
I also did some sewing for Marieke, making her a straight skirt and a cap sleeved T-shirt from knit fabrics. I've gotten a lot more confident working with knits, since I got good polyester sewing thread and special needles for my sewing machine. I can sew a knit collar thanks to this tutorial at Coletterie.
|She's very proud of her new outfit. The T-shirt has cap sleeves trimmed with orange, and a loose fit.|
|Strong girl, showing the contrasting waistband. The skirt is just a straight tube of knit fabric.|
|Marieke loves the badge, because it makes the outfit more "matchy matchy".|
|"What are you doing, big sister? Oh, posing! Me too!"|
|"You're showing your back? Me too!"|