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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

It's all about the NEON!!!

Okay, between a 4 yard cut of neon pink ponte knit and a pile of beautiful, bright neon sweatshirt material I got on clearance at Hancock Fabrics (in pink, lime, teal, and raspberry), I was ready to have a massive 80's flashback, but with a 2014 style vibe.

Here's what I made:

Butterick 6053 - in neon pink and black ponte knit & full lined in ivory and peach ITY knit (ivory where it might show at the sleeve and peach in the skirt to use up a remnant)

I had loads of the pink ponte left, so I made up leggings and a top from Ottobre magazine 1/2006 issue.

Then, I dove into the sweatshirt fleece...The two layer skirt is from 1/2008 Ottobre and trimmed in pink ponte knit. It looks cute with this Tinkerbell top I got her on clearance at a Disney Outlet.
Then, I stitched up a pair of sweatpants and a hoodie from the Spring 2014 Ottobre. (Designs #20 & 30) Having all these colors made the project fun to color-block and everything mixes in well with the bright colors and glittery prints my daughter favors when we buy things at stores (like Justice - which is where I picked up the neon pink tank top on sale today).

I also used the fleece to make two trendy tops for myself. The neon lime is Simplicity 1317 (view F) with a rounded applique monogram.

The raspberry sweatshirt (also monogrammed) is Jalie 3355, but since I didn't have any ribbing to match this intense shade, I used some lycra spandex that was a perfect match!

Gracie loves her new fall clothes and so do I.

I think maybe I can now take the neon thread out of the serger and work with something just a touch more subdued. (Or at least not neon - I don't really do "subdued" a lot.)