Call it spring fever, I went a little lace crazy with this one! Little Bunny Frou Frou is more like it. I had this idea to applique a simple silhouette of a rabbit with a lace overlay and contrasting grosgrain bow on a T-shirt for Miss N. The idea snowballed from there to include this skirt to complete the uber-girly outfit.
Anyways, I am loving the modern, fresh contrast of pink + persimmon these days, and the gray underlayer on the skirt tempers the sweetness of the color combination a bit.
The cuteness of the applique is underserved by the cheap shirt I picked up at Target on clearance a while back for a different project--it was much too thin and flimsy to applique properly. I won't make that mistake the next time. The sleeves are also quite a bit long for Nora, so I found a solution that was both practical and a nifty design element--the little button tabs at each wrist loop around from inside the sleeves to hold the folded up cuffs in place. The loops are just short enough you don't see them if unbuttoned and the sleeves extended fully. Clever, right?
I am already working on another T-shirt idea so I can do a proper tutorial of the lace applique for you next week. In the meantime, have a great weekend!
PS Remember Little Bunny Foo Foo from summer camp? Those poor field mice didn't stand a chance.