Saturday, June 15, 2013

Le Challenge--June

Le Challenge

Nat and Lucy gave us an excellent challenge again this month with “Maritime.”  What a great way to start thinking about summer and the sea.

Le Challenge

I had envisioned sailor skirts and boatneck tops from the get-go, but flat ran out of momentum to get a skirt made.  So after some thinking I decided to make a top for me out of some navy and white striped knit.  But a trip to JoAnn Fabrics left me with this navy and white sheer polyester as it was the only thing I could find.


I do love how the fabric has clear sequins randomly to give it a little extra sparkle.

So as I was telling my sister (Hi Carrie!) about this idea she saw the fabric and suggested I make a summer scarf instead.  And while I don’t know how much I’ll wear it during the heat of summer, I couldn’t let the idea go.  And I know I’ll wear it a lot through the fall and spring, so here is my infinity scarf with a maritime nod…



But since I’d bought extra fabric thinking I was making a shirt for me, I decided to make one for Emma.  It’s a basic dolman-sleeved tee-shirt style top that I kinda made up as I went along.  The seams are a little wonky in places, but I think it turned out darling.


Doesn’t she look precious??


Sorry they are large and sideways--Blogger and I are fighting today...

So here we are together, ready for a day on the sea.  Or a day on our front porch…  Next month, we’ll take some seaside pictures for you, but for now you’re stuck with a very tired 9-year-old (and a pretty tired Mama) and our attempts at modeling today…



I’m linking up with Le Challenge, so head over there to find out what everyone else conjured up with the maritime theme.  I’d really encourage you to participate in this fun challenge—a l creative forms are included, it’s more about using the theme to create than any rules on what to create.  It’s a lot of fun!  And I just looked and next month's theme is Toffee...I see sweets in my future and you know how much I love sweets!!!

10 comments:

  1. I like that shirt. You are lovely matching duo.

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  2. Love the shirt and the mother and daughter shot - so cute! Thanks for joining the fun!

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  3. These look great, love the sparkles

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  4. Such pretty fabric , it looks great as an infinity scarf and the top you made looks wonderful!!

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  5. You both look beautiful! Pretty scarf and the top is so great, I want one!! Love the little sparkles!
    Thanks for linking up :)

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  6. Cute mom & daughter matching items! The sparkles are pretty awesome.

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  7. Oh man! Cute! Makes me really wish I could sew clothing!

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  8. Yay, the scarf turned out so cute! :) And I love Em's shirt too...Can't wait for the beach trip!

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  9. What?! I was gonna say how cute the scarf turned out and then I scrolled down to see the shirt. Are you kidding me? Too stinkin' cute!!!!

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