I grabbed a knit from my stash to make a shirt for one of the little girls before heading to my parents' yesterday. It's one I picked up from Jo-Ann's clearance aisle last year. My original plan was to make another Piparminttu top using the print for the bottom, a yellow jersey for the top, and a dark blue ribbing for the neckline and armholes. I still might but I decided to make the Rosalind t-shirt from the Summer 2009 Ottobre Design issue. It's a quick and easy top and I like how the neckline is not as high as some of the other tops I've made. Neither of the girls was interested in trying it on.
I also worked on 2 pairs of the Ahoy! shorts for the girls. They are about half way done.
The other package I received last week was an Oliver + S pattern and some white ribbing. I'd like to make P pants from the pattern but ran into a little dilemma. My mom pulled some twill from her stash and I brought it home to work on here not even thinking about thread.
I could use white or black...
...or should I wait until I can go to the fabric store and buy thread that matches?
The pattern also calls for lightweight fabric like quilting cottons, broadcloth, or poplin for the waistband and drawstring. I don't have any "boy" fabrics like that and I don't think P would be so keen on flowers and pink so a trip to the fabric store is in my near future. I re-measured P to make sure I got a good fit and it looks like a size 7 with added length will work. He needs new pants and I hope he'll like these as they look like they'll be an easy sew.