Sometimes,you need to compromise.
You might think this is a Hopscotch Dress and you would be correct.
However,it is also a Compromise Dress!
Lately I have noticed the Twins are not as enthusiastic about my fabric and pattern choices for them.
Not rude per say,just not as excited.
I worried that my sewing days for them were numbered and that tore my heart out,this was our 'thing' designing the outfits,choosing fabrics,putting the pieces together.
And then the new Lisette Patterns were released and they were thrilled!
I realized,just because they still fitted into my beloved oliver+s patterns,maybe they had out grown them in other ways ....
So,last weekend,when we were doing our monthly shopping trip,I took the Twins into a chain store and asked them to show me what THEY liked-Honestly and Truthfully!
It wasn't so bad,it was just a little different to what I had been making,not a lot,just a little!
So we have agreed to compromise.
I will continue to 'tweak' the oliver+s patterns to make them a little more sophisticated and accept their colour choices and use of graphic prints.
They will concede that I know more about fabric quality then they do and accept that I have the final decision.
Their look can be funky and edgy but also must be age appropriate and have a semblance of modesty.
This is our first joint project-fine wool/poly/lurex knit soft as gossamer,with ruched sleeves.
I think she looks fabulous! Would I have chosen it? Probably not,but thats why it is a Compromise Dress.
The sleeves are simple to do-I am happy to blog if anyone is interested ......
Wish me luck?