Thursday, April 24, 2008

Amy Butler Meets Linen


I recently bought some pink linen online. It was hard to tell which colors were which when you are looking at a swatch of fabric in a photo. So I called customer service and this is what the lady told me to order. I didn't know what I was going to get until it arrived a few days later.

It started with simple, pink linen cropped pants. Then I decided to add a cuff. And a button. At the time, I didn't know which fabric to use until I spied this old Amy Butler print that I've had hanging around for ... uh ... two years. (I have no idea what it is called, sorry.) After doing all the details on the pants, I realized she needed a new shirt to match. And, voila! It all came together.

Although the linen verges slightly on Pepto-Bismol, when paired with this pink and green fabric, it's toned down a bit. She likes it. She had been bugging me to finish it. She's wearing it now. I call that a success.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very cute! Can't wait to see her in it. How's everyone?

Nikki

Karyn said...

I'd call that a huge success!! How cute! I love the button detail too.

(not too Pepto-Bismol-y)

kirsten said...

so cute - i have cuff-pants on my list (oh, my list is way too long!) - any good tricks for adding the cuffs?

laeroport said...

Can you make one in my size?

Gail :) said...

What a cute little set! I have loved pink and green since I was a small girl, in fact I think all of my bedrooms growing up were this color combo! I love it!

beki said...

I think it looks perfect!

Emily said...

Hey, Looking Good!

capello said...

a very CUTE success!

amandajean said...

adorable! I'd wear that combo any day. pepto bismol pink or not. :)

Blondie said...

I love it, what a cute outfit!

Did you use 3835 (again) for the shirt? How do you make it small enough for her? I don't have much experience tweaking patterns but I'd love to use this pattern to make a couple 2T shirts... advice please?
Thanks!

SilverLining Designs said...

Linen is great. I love it!

miss chris said...

Wonderful...

Lera, the goddess of sewing cute stuff in a jiffy. I'm pretty sure there is a special chapter on you in my Greek Mythology textbook. hee.

Blondie said...

So very adorable! I love them!

Sonja said...

It's not pepto-bismol, it's BLUSH and BASHFUL! ;)

Little Munchkins said...

I think it is perfect! I don't think there is such a thing as too pink for a girl.

cici said...

its not pepto bismally at all. not. at. all. in our house, the pinker the better!

it is verryyy cute!

hooli said...

That is really amazing. Was wondering, where did you get your cute "handmade" labels?

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

beyond cute! i want one in my size!!

i meant to mention to you earlier this week that when i was in walmart (i know- evil and bad- but i needed a lot of inexpensive fabric for a project) i saw a fabric that instantly made me think of you. it was that shirred fabric (is that what it's called? with the elastic scrunched up top.) in a kid dress/top size and it was white with red cherries. not sure if you like that style but the fabric was very you. heck, if it wasn't that shirred fabric i would have bought it for myself.

dig this chick said...

oh I lOVE that!

jessi said...

So cute - I love it!