Most everybody who reads my blog knows about Bean. What most people don't know is that I have three other grandchildren -- Nathan, 8 1/2 yrs., Kathryn, 7 yrs. and Emily who is about to reach a milestone birthday -- 1 yr.
I don't talk about these three grandchildren much because their parents don't want their photos on the internet. I completely understand that and I completely respect that. I am very careful when putting most any photos up anyway and I certainly don't want to go against their wishes.
However, my daughter-in-law contacted me last week and was wondering if I would be interested in making coordinating outfits for K and E for an upcoming autumnal photo op. I said sure but time was short so it would have to be something very simple. I sew but I am not all that great so I didn't want to bite off more than I could chew for the time allotted.
We decided on a simple little skirt for K in autumn colors. I went to my favorite quilting shop -- Quilter's Stash in Hurst -- and found this lovely French General fabric from Moda. The finish is almost that of a polished cotton although not quite. It lost a bit of that finish when I washed it prior to sewing but washing is necessary as I don't want it to shrink the first time out of the box. So, here is the little 1 hour skirt.
Since I was sewing and going by measurement only, without the children, it is a guess that it will fit. I went by Mom's measurements though so hoping for the best.
And, for E, I decided on a coordinating fabric to be made up into one of those little jumpers/dresses that lap over the shoulder and button. I used to make these, romper style, for E's father when he was little -- complete with grippers in the crotch -- so I am familiar with the style. So, here it is as well.
E is going to wear this as a jumper over a tee or onesie in cream and K will be wearing her skirt with a cream turtleneck or something similar. Our weather has turned colder now and so something long sleeved would be appropriate and I think they are going to be very cute in their fall photos.
I wish I could show you a photo of the girls in the outfits but unfortunately that can't happen. I am just hoping that the measurements were correct and that they fit them. I think they turned out lovely and will be a nice complement to a photo session in this nice, crispy weather.