Getting ready for Crete
My daughter just left for a 15 day vacation to Crete. She is accompanied by a very good friend and her grandmother. Two weeks in the sun, sounds tempting.
Before she left her and I had 1 ½ weeks all alone at home. My husband and younger son were off on a “boy’s trip”. With my youngest daughter in the United States and oldest son in Bergen we had some nice bonding time. We decided to work on a vacation wardrobe for her. She wanted something casual but nice.
Because time was short and we wanted to make lots of fun stuff we decided to use a familiar pattern that we liked. Vogue 8634 is a favorite and we decided to “play with it”.
We altered the length and shape of the hem to fit our “wants”. All in all we mad 7 tops. Some are relatively “plane” and others more “fun”. One of the even became a dress.
Relaxed on the couch. The dress is finished and she is embracing fabrics for more tops!!!
The neckline has a simple finnish. First I zigzagged some flat, clear “swimsuit elastic” and then folded under twice and topstitched.
What is a wardrobe without accessories? We made lots of bead necklaces to match the different outfits. All in all we made four pairs of shorts. We also cut of the bottom part from some old leggings to match the “dress version”.
This one she named “Marimekko” because the print resembles the prints of the Finnish designer.
and then there is the “tired late night shot” of the “Flintstones version”.