Sugar and Spice

and every thing nice. 

This girl and her clothes fit the bill, both sweet and a little saucey. Full of complimentary contrasts, texture reigns king on this ourfit. 

010612-1

The skirt is the Redondo pattern, with added flounce, made from nice nice soft corduroy, smooth woven cotton and using a rolled hem. The pattern design screams I'm not your ordinary twirl skirt but made in brown, pink and off-white still looks sweet as sugar. 

010612-3

The sporty double sleeved tee pattern Quiara is a contrast to the cute pink little dogs.  Thermal fabric, and soft jersey in dots and stripes play with texture and the green and off white dots pop and pick up the green from the dog fabric.

Sewing with thermal:

Thermal, this thermal anyway, is a just lightweight knit with texture.  I didn't do anything special to sew it… just popped the jersey needles in the serger and away I went.  Seriously, if you have sewn knits before don't let the fact that thermal has a little texture to it throw a curve ball at you.  If you haven't sewn knits and like the look of thermal … just do it.  It's not hard!  And if you don't have a serger, DON'T let that stop you.  You can use your sewing machine.  Lengthen your stitch length a little and give it a go.

010612-2

Side note:  I snapped these pictures before school, better ones will follow :-)