I must admit I have never read the book and I am not too familiar with the story or its characters but I was so amazed and inspired with Sara’s Pinterest board that I’ve decided to search a little more and now I think I might have to buy the book and read it during this summer vacation.
What about my Alice outfit? First of all I wanted to make something Teresa would actually wear this summer. I didn’t want one more dress. I wanted to sew everyday cool and wearable clothes. So this outfit is actually kind of a collage of many things that inspired me while I was checking Alice pins at Pinterest:
. Tweedledee and Tweedledum black and white stripes,
. White Rabbit ears,
. Playing card palace guards (the green version!)
. And, most of all, the wonderful Alice quotes!
Is it “Alicy” enough? I don’t really know but I like it anyway…
PATTERNS: Twisted Tank by Titchy Threads (untwisted version), Montparnasse Hoodie by Ottobre Magazine 4/2010 (the hood was slightly modified so I could add the rabbit ears) and City Gym Shorts by Purl Bee (I have used the bias tape as facing on these shorts because I wanted them to be as simple as possible). All patterns are absolutely amazing! The untwisted version of the Twisted Tank and the City Gym Short have become my favorite patterns for this summer (I’ve made so far 3 tanks and 5 pair of shorts!) and I think I will sew a couple more of Montparnasse hoodies next fall…
FABRIC: The tank and the hoodie were made in matching black and white striped knit (can you believe this is the same fabric An has used for this series too? We have actually bought it together on our trip to Paris!) While the hood and its ears are lined with a bit of green cotton with some minuscule playing cards black and white clovers and pikes I found on the remnant bin at my local shop (Feira dos Tecidos), the tank has a wonderful Alice quote printed in light blue. The shorts are made with so black denim I found at my local store (Ouros Texteis, Cascais) and it is super soft. The bias tape is blue, to match Alice’s dress and – sorry, I forgot to take photos! - I have also used a bit of the green playing cards fabric on the waistband facing.
But that’s not all! Sara is such a sweet girls, she has put together a giveaway for you. Try your luck on the rafflecopter below and you might win 7 PDF patterns!
And don't forget to check out the other Alice in Wonderland crations. You will find some pretty amazing clothes!