Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Bolero is finero

<fin-er-o> def: finished!


She wore it on her last day of school. That was my goal and so the night before I was hunched over sewing together five pieces. My back sure hurts. I'm not so fond of the mattress stitch right now. Next garment I'll be checking to see how many pieces. For me, less is better :)


I'm loving my new photo shoot location. The picture above was taken in our garage, early morning sun pouring in through the windows and I love the partly painted cinder blocks as the backdrop. Straight out of the camera.

So remember in this previous post about letting her choose her own outfits? and me saying how this bolero isn't going to match much but she won't care? Take a lookie at the getup:

Gotta love it. That's my girl!

8 comments:

Beth said...

That is one SPICY bolero! LOVE it!!

Denise said...

LOL, very eclectic, but it looks great on her - goes well with the leopard skin ballet slippers :-)

Mrs. MK said...

Adorable....your daughter and the bolero!!

The Litter Box House said...

That's my favorite thing about kids - the crazy git up they put together. Always makes me laugh...

sue said...

Oh I love the bolero and she is so pretty that anything would suit her. She has quite the fashion trend going with her leopard print shoes too. My 6 yr old daughter loves to choose her own wardrobe too and sometimes I wonder why I let her, but one day she will look back and laugh. She isnt too bad most days though. I have just started a little bolero for my daughter which is green, yellow and possibly pink too, but she wants purple. I think I will have to see how it matches up together with the green.

Knitterella said...

Oh that is so cute on her! Perfect fit. What a cutie!

Karin said...

The bolero came out great. How did you pick up more sts than you cast on?

Annie said...

Hi Karin,
You are challenging my long term memory :)
I think I divided the 39 CO stiches in half (19.5) marked it and figured that I needed 25 stitches out of that 19.5 CO's. Then I divided it again (so really by fourths) so you are sometimes picking up the left and right "v" of a stich to get more than what's cast on. Does this make sense? feel free to email me directly.
Annie