Friday, September 14, 2012

Happy Birthday, Clifford!

I'm a sucker for a theme.  I really, truly am.  When I have to answer those "What three words best describe you?" questions, I usually put something like "enthusiastic", or-- perhaps more appropriately, "ENTHUSIASTIC!!!!!!" :) 

So Riley's preschool teachers didn't know what they had in store when they asked the kids to wear red today in order to celebrate Clifford's birthday.  See, we don't wear a ton of red in our house, so what's a girl to do but to rush out to Jo-Ann's and buy varying shades of red fabric?!

When I started making Riley-girl's outfit, I had no clear vision except that I wanted a variety of fabrics, some ruffles, and sweetie-bell sweats in red.
We ended up with a tunic top, featuring two ruffles at the neckline (one with puppy prints-- woohoo!) and a big piecework ruffle at the hem.  I like how the grey tones down the red/black theme.
 I even got to use a little more of my Riley Blake chevron for the straps and one of the piecework panels.
 And we are going to get a LOT of use out of these sweetie-bell sweats.  They're so ridiculously comfy.  I may need to make some for myself.  I'm not kidding either.
 Happy birthday, Clifford!  Thanks for giving us another excuse to go fabric-shopping! :)

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm...where is it that I submit nominations for Preschool Mom of the Year? :)


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