Thursday, December 3, 2009
Ages ago, I promised the nearly-eight-birthday kid a Miss Madeline dress. It’s fraught, this sewing for the Anklebiter With Opinion. I’m as confident as I ever could be about the blue fabric, but nothing was working for the contrasting waistband as I waded through the stash last night. In the end, as the Cinderella hour ticked by, I reasoned that this could be a good thing. The kid is into some unexpected colour combination. As a compromise, I went with something that wasn’t terribly wrong but also not that right.
Therein lies my mistake. This is what the kid chose to wear today:
• Bronze Mary Janes/white ankle socks
• Striped mauve/deep purple leggings
• White, green, yellow patterned skirt
• Red t-shirt with pink sleeves
• Light blue, WILL-SHE-NEVER-TAKE-IT-OFF? headscarf.
Ghastly. Still fathoming how she makes it work. Now revisiting stash for anything waistband-ish which is simultaneously fluorescent, striped, polka-dotted, holographic.
Pop on over to Kirsty’s for some easy-on-the-eye Creative Space action...