Wednesday, December 30, 2009

stripes for sadie

There's always a crafting blackout before Christmas because I can't show any photos of what I'm working on, and I often give away the gifts before remembering to take pictures (2 pairs of wristwarmers suffered that fate this week). But luckily I have these legwarmers to show and I even had a willing model.

Inspired by Alana Dakos "Legwarmies" pattern, I chose these two colours from the machine washable Zealana Kia Ora Kauri line to make some stripey goodness. Their palette is great and it was hard to choose a colour combo. Since Sadie is all about wearing as many colours as she can, the purple and orange pairing suits her just fine. They look especially good with her new sparkly shoes and the often-photographed grizzly bear tights. Truthfully, the legwarmers aren't even in focus in the last photo but I couldn't resist Sadie's fashion shot - right down to the twisted buns in her hair. You can see how legwarmers are a real wardrobe staple for this girl's fashion sense. How does she channel the 80's when she doesn't even know what that means?


lamb-things said... [Reply to comment]

Samantha, great stripes and I love the photo of sadie on the chair. Did she do her own hair???

By the way I have finally updated my profile and added some new blogs.


Sam Trieu said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous legwarmers. I'm tempted to try to extend them for an older set of legs.

Thank you for sharing the vintage inspired pictures.