This is what I was making the other night. Up way too late but it was way too fun. Girls are little only once and I couldn't wait. Also, when our kitchen table has to be converted into a sewing table after the kids have gone to bed and then cleaned up that same night (so we can eat there in the morning) I am more inclined to get as much done as I can in one sitting.
With time constraints there isn't much dithering about colors either. I loved each fabric alone so I figured they would look OK together. And they do.
So the inspiration came from this book which had been sitting in my Amazon shopping list for awhile. I figured I couldn't go wrong with a title like that or a cute outfit like she has on. At first I was a little put off by the bohemian style of the girl-model and photos; it wasn't-quite-my-style. But the patterns looked cute enough and if I looked beyond the picture and imagine...I could at least try it my way.
So I did. I used a little more color, stayed away from frayed edges and too much lacy-trim. Very easy patterns and I have a very small repetoire of clothing made by my own hand. The last real outfit I made was my 8th grade banquet skirt. Bright yellow.
This is an apron with a big pocket on the front. The pattern can also be sewn into a dress but I loved the apron idea. The pants are just easy bloomer style with lace added onto the cuffs. One is in the making for M.