When I first bought this vintage nursery rhyme print from ebay I wasn't really sure about it, but it was such a large piece at a good price so I couldn't say no. Anyhoo, now I just love it! How I could have almost overlooked its charm is beyond me. There is something so lovely about the simplicity of the print that makes me just go 'ohhhh' each time I look at it.
I decided to go all out nursery rhyme crazy and use almost all the fabric in one hit. This is my absolute favourite set I have made with it so far. I was planning on putting elastic in the sleeves, but I think they look much nicer loose. I had the perfect shade of blue cotton in my stash to use on the dress and then I added the ric rac to finish it off. The apron is a seperate piece so it can be worn on it's own and the spot brightens the whole thing up. There was an ink stamp close to the selvedge of the spot and I was just about to snip it off when I thought better of it. I am so glad I kept it there as it ended up near the end of one of the apron ties and makes even the spot fabric look a little vintage even though it really came off the bolt from Spotlight.
I am so pleased with how this has come out I think I may use it as the basis for Lottie's birthday dress this year. This one is going to the wahmania shop tonight with some other nursey rhyme things. It is a touch small for Lottie anyway, which makes it easier to say goodbye.