When I ripped open this package at the bus stop last week while waiting for K to arrive, I already had plans for my new Field Study Linen. But K had plans too. With about 3 seconds of thought she demanded her own Doli Tank made out of the feather print. Given that I looooove the fabric (understatement) and I looooove when she requests something we both are excited about (understatement), it got bumped to the top of the to do list. And it got done today! I did a project, start to finish, plus photographs, all in the same day. Shocking, I tell you. My MO is to have 23 projects in various stages of completion and spend about 15 minutes on 6 or so each day so that nothing is ever DONE.
But today? DONE.
Deciding on the placement was the funnest part. I liked the whatever-kind-of-feather-that-is off-center on the front, and the whatever-kind-of-feather-those-other-straighter-feathers-are centered on the back. This required some fussy cutting which means leaving some kinda unusable chucks of fabric as far as other apparel, but I’ll happily use them in a patchwork project.
I used a stretchy soft navy jersey of undetermined fiber content for the bindings.
Getting her to put this on the second she got home from school was easy. Convincing her to let me photograph her required the tootsie pop.
Relatedly, the Doli Tank pattern only goes up to a size 6– but I figured the width would be sufficient for her and just added a little length. No biggie.
This is my first contribution of any kind to Kids Clothes Week! I’ve always watched with more interest than actual “let’s jump in!” enthusiasm. Whether I can make it work each day remains to be seen, so I’m just going to go ahead and call this one a win. Anything else’d be icing on the cake.