Beauty and the Beasts
Fabric: Thrifted batik print fabric from stash (Leah’s choice)
Pattern: McCalls 6533
Time to complete: about 6 hours
First worn:July 19 for photoshoot and later on a trip to Healdsburg
Wear again? Oh, she loves it!
Total price: FREE!
Of course this is the beauty and you will recognize the beasts in the pictures below. My daughter loved the striped romper I made earlier in the year and so while she is here during school break, I’m taking the opportunity to make a few things for her. She’s a great muse and a natural at posing for pictures, as well as an excellent photographer of me in my outfits. This is a reality check for me. I have too many outfits at the moment, and so I’ll share my time and sewing skills with her for a few of the challenges. I had to down-size this pattern from the original that I cut at size 14. Luckily, this is a multi-sized pattern, so I retraced it onto some wrapping paper at size 6. You have to carefully figure out the angel of the crotch, but if you look at the other sizes on the pattern, you can see that they usually differ the exact amount between sizes. We were both really pleased at how nicely it fit her. They only thing that is tricky about this romper and mine, is that you have to do some maneuvering to get it up to your shoulders and then wiggle your arms into it.
The photos were taking in the field in back of our house. Finally, after many years of planning, our little town is breaking ground for the new hospital that will be completed in a year or so. After the workers go home in the evening, we like to walk down and look at the progress.
It’s amazing what all that machinery can do to the earth in so short a time. The trucks, tractors, and shovels are monstrous and move the earth with a ferocious appetite ! Hence, the title for this post, “Beauty and the Beasts”. I hope you all have a fine week of sewing! Thanks for looking.