With a lot of perseverance and a little help from her mama, Annika finished her skirt.
She did such a nice job! I hemmed it for her and sewed the decorative stitching on the apron since the power of the Rocketeer scares her a bit and I was itching to try out the decorative stitches (yes, Grace. I know berninagarcia has them too. It's not the same.)
She added this sweet applique from some fabric that Melissa gave us this summer. Those little details are so important, don't you think?
The pattern is the Evelyn Apron Skirt by Jona Giammalva, and I would highly recommend it. Jona's innstructions are very clear and she has clever construction methods that really work - you can tell she knows her way around clothing construction. We have all of her patterns and I love them. Jona is local to us and is a friend, but my love for her work has nothing to do with our friendship. I'm just lucky to have talented friends.
The gingham fabric is from Ikea and frays a ton, so if you use it, be forewarned. I love what Ikea is doing with prints right now, but it requires very finished seams. The mushroom is Heather Ross, of course. I'm using what I have sparingly. The dots are Moda, if I remember correctly.
She's ready to start a new project, so that means this one was a success. Next up - an art bag for her watercolor supplies. We have some outdoor painting to do. It's winter in Arizona after all.