She loves to dress up in all sorts of funny things! You have to KNOW that I didn't dress her for the picture above. ( The orange bow tie?? Where in the heck did that come from? ) That orange shirt is her favorite shirt in the whole universe. It is about 4 years old, and 4 sizes too small. I'll get rid of it, but it always makes it back into her drawer somehow!
Yesterday, I did the unthinkable, i cut it up into little pieces. I took a pattern from it but made it a size (or several) larger, and made her this.
I didn't have any orange fabric on hand, so it is pink. I am sure it will still look lovely with her orange tie and red shorts.
Afraid of her reaction, I didn't let her know what I had done until it was all finished. She made me take her picture with it...that's a good sign!
Now for the bad news! I bought some really cute fabric, and a darling skirt pattern. I carefully cut it out in size "Giant Butt" which is one size larger than I wear "One cookie away from Giant Butt".
It went together really fast. I made sure to press all of the seams as I went to make it look Not homemade. I didn't have to unpick a single stitch!
Unhappily, it turns out that I don't wear "Giant Butt", I wear "Freak-ishly Giant Butt". It fits like spandex pants.....ewwwwwwwwww! Looks like it will probably be re-fashioned into something for my 13 year old. She wears "Teen Pa donk a donk butt" sometimes she fits into a "junk in the trunk" but that is still a little big for her!
"Lola, I guess you know that this means that you are NOT The Biggest Loser. You may get you things and leave the campus!"
ps. could you hand me those cookies? I don't want to have to move!
Here is the cutie pie on her way to school this morning. She made me take her picture again!!