Saturday, April 26, 2008

Blue, not White Topstitching

I'm sure you are dying to know what I decided on the topstitching of Ellen's skirt, right? Well, probably not, but I'll tell you anyway. Thank you to each of you who left a comment to help me decide.

After reading your comments, I was gung-ho set on using white thread; I thought it would look fabulous. Both Cindy and Jessica asked what Ellen liked best, so I decided to ask her. Ellen's first reaction was "No way, Mom! I do not want white thread. If you have to top stitch, do it in blue." I tried convincing her, and she started to waver. Okay, I was being a bit persuasive in my arguments for white topstitching... and I started to feel guilty. :-)

As you can see, I ended up using navy blue thread for the topstitching. I'm happy. Ellen is happy. The skirt is happy. Happy days are here again. Yes, I'm being silly, but I am pleased with the way the skirt came out. I know that Ellen will get a lot of wear out of it.



  1. Looks so good!

    I can't believe how grown-up Ellen looks in these pictures. I almost thought she was Katie.

  2. This skirt is so nice and Ellen looks so great in it...

    I like the marine topstitching... great solution...

    Warm regards


  3. The skirt looks great and Ellen looks darling.

  4. Ellen looks fantastic in the new skirt!!! Glad she was able to help you decide. She'll wear it more since she likes it!!! Can't wait to see your new skirt!!!

  5. That looks so nice. Is that top a skimpy top layered over a t-shirt? My girls like tops like that but I can't let them wear it alone. What pattern is that skirt. I looks very flattering on your daughter.

  6. AnonymousMay 14, 2008

    she looks lovely - very feminine.

    sarah, london, uk