Thursday, July 24, 2014

A O+S Croquet Flip for KCW

A seriously short blog post about a flip I really enjoyed....when I finally did it!

It's made from a heavy knit (most likely a double knit) and some hideous metallic knit that Julia was given by a shopkeeper in the Los Angeles garment district. I added a zipper, a zipper pull, and cuff details which include buttons given to me by my dad.  I actually hand stitched all the metallic fabric accents as it refused to go under my presser foot!




Not my best photo work - I may edit this tomorrow when I'm not crazy-busy.  Julia just got back from 3 hours of gymnastics (as evidenced by the red face and the chalky shorts).  We're headed off to one of my favorite things - the Long Beach Municipal Band Concert in the Park.

Yay, summer!

17 comments:

  1. You made it into a jacket!! First time I've seen that.

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    1. Yeah, I don't know what inspired me to do this. I do, however, like the way it turned out!

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  2. You have no idea how tickled we are that you finished it!! **But seeing it makes us realize why you might not have been inspired to do so....given the current climate/weather. Still, you'll be glad in the fall / winter!!

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    1. I bought the pattern; I had to flip it!!

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  3. I'm with you on this particular gold fabric.... not a fan. I do love that you flipped this pattern into a jacket though, and I really like the way the buttoned tabs on the sleeves look.

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    1. Ha! Sometimes, you have to make something you think the kid will like. Unfortunately.....she complained that I was using her fabric, then told me she thinks she looks like a boy! Ugh!

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  4. Love your version! I always hand off my hand stitching to Allegra, she is zoo fast, and I"m abysmally slow!

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    1. Thanks! As it turned out, the hand stitching really isn't as bad as I thought it would be!

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  5. Total genius! I never would've thought of this. I can't believe she's not a fan, though! Wha-what?

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    1. Yes, my child claims she looks like a boy in it!! Ugh, the peer pressure from the pre-school set.

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  6. What's a created FLIP! I can not imagine the croquet turned to be a cool jacket but you did it awesomely. Great job!

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    1. Thanks much! I seriously have no idea how the thought came to me!

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  7. I love how you overcame your dislike of the fabric and sewed it anyway! That's love right there.
    the jacket flip is genius and the gold really works.

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  8. Great Flip, Janice! The finished jacket is really cute!

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  9. I like it! But ive been into gold lately haha. I'll have to check out the original pattern but i think it looks really cool and not boyish! Haha

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