While she was sleeping, I made a Pathfinder vest and a pair of Pixie shorts for my little adventure seeker.
Judging by both body and finished garment measurements provided in the pattern I knew the vest would be roomy on Miss L, which was fine with me. We are heading into Autumn when temperatures may change dramatically within one day, so it will be all about layering. Having a vest that could be worn over anything seemed like a good idea.
I was originally going to topstitch denim along all the seams, however after a little practice on a scrap of my newly created fabric I thought it looked too boring. We can't have a boring outfit on a child, can we?
I drew a shape of an apple on one of the side panels. I pulled two colours of thread through one needle, red and pink, and started stitching straight lines in every possible direction until I was happy with how it looked. I used two different shades of green for the leaf. I stitched around the apple and the leaf a couple of times to highlight their shapes. This is a sure way to jazz up an otherwise boring looking garment and use up a ton of thread in no time at all!
Maybe the fabric I used for the lining did not strictly match the criteria for an upcycled outfit, however the button surely made up for it! This one came from an op shop. A few years ago I used it as a decoration on a cushion. I think I used it for some other project before it ended up paired up with the vest.
I used a small piece of red elastic that was scavenged ages ago to make a button loop.
As you can see I was right on track for the upcycling challenge. Well, mostly anyway ;) And then it was time to make the Pixie shorts...
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