I'm so excited to show you what recently came out of my sewing room. This look is inspired by No Big Dill sewist, blogger, and mom-extraordinaire Katy Dill's Once Upon a Thread sewalong! Thanks Katy for the kick-in-the-rear to make something fun.
I asked Evelyn about her current favorite book and again she named a Mo Willems favorite: "Should I Share My Ice Cream?" (Mo, in case you are reading this blog, the answer is "no" in every situation.)
Evelyn has enough pink in her wardrobe so I chose to evoke Gerald, the kind elephant in the "Piggy and Gerald" series of first-readers, as my inspiration. I chose a gray linen fabric left over from my bedroom curtain project (!).
The tunic is Clever Charlotte's Eider Tunic with some modifications. I shortened the sleeves, moving the pin tucks upward, and reduced the width of the yoke to make it a little more 'elephantine'. Doesn't the shape look a little like Gerald's trunk??!
I zig-zagged around some ice cream shapes and hand-tacked them to a patch pocket. Mint chocolate chip, I suppose, but I forgot to add the chips.
She needed a new first-grade outfit that would take her into the fall. She has already asked to wear it tomorrow to school.