So I pulled out my hoarded Heather Ross Dreambikes on Pink, took a deep breath, and began cutting. I love this print, because the banana seat bike was MY dreambike when I was a little older than Abby is now. I wonder if they still make those bikes? If so, Abby needs one!!
The dreambikes became a shirt with simple lines to show of the print, a simple peasant blouse. I then made her a pair of chocolate brown capris, because I am really in love with all combinations of pink/brown and blue/brown lately.
Here's what came out of my labor of love:
The perfectly matching embroidery came from Embroidery Online and stitched out very nicely on my Janome. I was quite pleased :)
So now my poor abused child has one new outfit for spring, and I have also been bitten by the shirring bug. It usually hits this time of year. I have visions of gorgeous shirred sundresses dancing in my head!