Well, in this case you can.
I got a sweet invite from the girls over at Simple Simon & Co to participate in their “You can’t judge an ugly vintage pattern by its cover” challenge. And man, there are some humdingers. But this isn’t one of them. You see, I think they might’ve messed up a little bit.
Because they sent me the most adorable pattern ever!
You guys, I didn’t change a thing. I opened my happy mail from Elizabeth & Liz (which included a handmade hair bow that my 4 yr old hastily confiscated) and gasped with delight, procrastinated for 3 or 4 weeks, and then immediately sat down and made this adorable little sunsuit!
|baby’s got swagger!|
I really wanted to play along and follow the rules of the challenge to change this “ugly” pattern into something cute and wearable but a) it’s so simple there isn’t much room for change and b) why would you? It’s perfect!
I think playing around with a really funky fabric or maybe hand stamping some linen could modern this up a little bit, but I can’t stop loving it in some AMH voile. It’s so light and airy that it floats. Like, it actually levitates off the ground if you don’t hold it down. It’ll be perfect for summer. Which is lucky since summer is 365 days a year here.
In true vintage style, this pattern is a size 3T and is not ridiculously huge on my 15 month old. She’ll still get plenty of wear out of it though. Along with the 3 other sunsuits I plan to make with this pattern.
And maybe it’ll still fit her at an age when she can hold still for more than 1/5000 of a second so I can take a decent picture too!
Thanks for letting me play along, ladies! You can send me an ugly pattern any time. And make sure you stop by Simple Simon & Co to see some truly horrific patterns and some very impressive transformations. I can’t get over the genius of Jill’s peplum top!