This morning I dropped my little one off at the little red house where she goes to her nursery school. After she and I did our ritual waving to each other in the window I took a few pictues of her while she watched the other children arriving.
I dawldled a bit on the way home enjoying the crisp and beautiful fall morning.
I figure if I take my camera along and make a habit of photographing daily I am bound to improve.
Once home I set about ironing the heap of freshly washed new fabrics I have. Then I realized I needed to show you the adorable top I am making for Lilly from a Japanese pattern book which I would highly recommend. (Anything to get out of ironing!)
Please don't mind my mess, behind the little top is my iron and the mountain of fabrics waiting for a good pressing.
This is the Japanese book with the pattern I am making. Mom and I traced many of the patterns onto tissue paper which is what you need to do if you are making a pattern from one of these books. All the patterns are true to size but are overlapping on just 2 big sheets of paper. So you first trace the pattern, then you need to add the appropriate seam allowance - then you are ready for cutting.
Here is the top I am making! Aren't the pleats great? Mom helped me do them! And the pocket is downright adorable too, so clever with a little elastic insert to scrunch it up like that.
I am sure I will want to make another with the lace trim...