I didn't want to go with a straight Cat in the Hat or Lorax print, so I was borderline gleeful when I saw this one. The blue isn't the most exact match, but it works really well. I thought red would be perfect, but the blue really seems to go nicely. I did a bit of a faux piping around the top. I love doing that - you just pull up the lining a bit and stitch in the ditch. It reduces bulk, and accents really nicely. The others I've done didn't seem to need that bit, but this one practically tapped me on the shoulder and said "Ahem...would you mind?"
I had to buy some extra elastic for the side pockets. I grabbed the first quarter- inch pack I saw without even thinking about it. I usually use the knit elastic, but I bought braided. I never noticed the difference before, but wow! The braided is much looser, and isn't as satisfyingly snappy. Point to remember for the future...glad I only bought the one pack.
I love how Yertle the Turtle is kind of peeping out of that pleat up there. That piping is what drove me insane last week. It finally came in the mail, but not after I drove to all available fabric and trim stores in my area to finally meet with success. It's a good thing I love bias-cut stripey piping or I might have gotten annoyed. OK, I did get annoyed, but only because my love is so deep.
For this one I made one small change on the inside. Previously I had put in elasticized pockets only on one side, but I got some feedback that it would be nice if they were all that way, so I did that on this one. It doesn't make much more work, but it does make things seem more secure.
That's all I've got for this lovely sunny Sunday. I keep scratching things off my to-do list, but things keep jumping onto it so I'm really getting nowhere, even though I'm making progress. I'll leave you to scratch your head over that one :)
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