Clever Charlotte

Once Upon a Thread...

In the Craft Room, Eider Tuniccarla macklinComment
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'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.) 

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 (!).

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??!

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.

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.  

She needed a new first-grade outfit that would take her into the fall. She has already asked to wear it tomorrow to school.  

Thanks, Katy, for the lovely post on our Peony and Tulip patterns!  It's so fun to see your work.