Put a {Pink} Cute Bot Bow On It

It’s {PINK} Week at The Sew Weekly

Put a {Pink} Cute Bot Bow On It

Stumped, you are, young seamstress.

That’s what Yoda would have said to me last week. It’s not that I don’t like pink. I do. But more in the fuschia, magenta range, rather than the baby pink range I had in my stash. I ordered this

which arrived in time (!!) but was not what I was expecting it to be ;( I did already have the cute bot fabric that I used for the  girls’ dresses. I thought, “WAIT! I could totally post those!” But, then I would miss the reveal for KCWC projects. Could I make myself something with it, too? That fabric is too, precious (and too, expensive) to try making myself a top or something and end up hating it….what to do?

Continue to avoid sewing anything for myself for the rest of the week? Sure! Make the boys’ shorts? Check! Start on the kids’ Dr. Seuss pajamas? Check! Get back to me, but cut out something completely the opposite of pink? Check!

Cut to me, yesterday morning, at my wits end? CHECK!

I decide to make a pink shell, even if it’s not really my style. It’s too big…I say EFF it and make my completely-the-opposite-of-pink-project: a denim tiny pocket tank dress.
Put a {Pink} Cute Bot Bow On It

I even gave it a pale pink facing to try and qualify it.

Put a {Pink} Cute Bot Bow On It

But, I feel guilty. Like a cheater, mc cheater.

Then I remembered Lee saying (at the awesome BurdaStyle sewing club meet-up we were invited to) that she was going to make a tie this week. BINGO!

Put a {Pink} Cute Bot Bow On It

Thanks, Lee!

The Facts | Tickled Pink Challenge
Fabric | Super lightweight denim (4.8 oz) and linen-cotton blend Cute Bots.
Pattern | Grainline’s Tiny Pocket Tank (AGAIN!) and freestyle on the bow/school uniform tie combo. I used the instructions for making an all in one facing from this pattern, to line the tank so as to avoid applying bias binding, which I think it the devil.
Year | Current.
Notions | Thread and a safety pin.
Time to complete | A couple hours of speed sewing.
First worn | At home. Pretending to be a cool, shade wearing, New Yorker type.
Wear again? | Yes, on the dress. I probably won’t wear the bow around my neck. I really, really, really dislike buttoning my shirts to the top. I will probably wear the bow in my hair, or let the girls take turns with it.
Total price | About $12-$15. The denim was $7.98 a yard. I used maybe 1.5. It was too light for what I bought it for and I pretty much wasted the rest of it. The cute bots fabric was $10.98 a yard. I count this project as free since, I barely used any and I made the most of the rest of fabric. The white button-up is from BR, thrifted (new with tags) for something like $7.

And there you have it. School uniform chic for the grad student. If you like it, then you better

Put a {Pink} Cute Bot Bow On It!

Put a {Pink} Cute Bot Bow On It

Put a {Pink} Cute Bot Bow On It

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17 thoughts on “Put a {Pink} Cute Bot Bow On It

  1. Too cute! I love the denim dress, and the cost can’t be beat — I imagine it’d be at least $40-60 if you bought something like that in the store.

  2. Really cute! Love the tiny pocket dress! I will have to line when I make a dress version– did the tank twice, and the binding was a freakin’ mess both times. Ugh!

    I don’t even wanna talk about the pink robots. So. Cute.

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