I love navy blue children's clothing. It's strong, charismatic and ever so stylish. Navy is nautical (just thought I'd throw that in) and I can't imagine a wardrobe without basic navy blue staples. It makes perfect sense to me that when Mr Levi decided to make denim it had to be navy blue.......... it simply goes with everything, can be dressed up and dressed down. If you've been following my blog for a while you'll notice that Rowan wears navy or a shade of blue most days, okay it matches his blue eyes, but whatever a child's colouring, they look positively smashing in navy blue.
Here is Audrey, she isn't quite finished yet, but I already know that you are going to love her. The fabric had been in my Grand Mere's camphor chest for years, ever since the days when I lived in the big Queenslander. There were two large pieces in this print, this, which is by far my favourite and a mauve piece which I think will be perfect for a summer smock. The fabric is amazing, it actually has texture and a beautiful sheen. You just can't buy fabric like it these days. Back to Audrey, I will trim the yoke with this navy ric rac, and today I was busy dyeing vintage buttons deep blue for the button up back. The camera was a birthday present from my mum for our trip to Melbourne on the Greyhound bus, I remember taking pictures out of the bus window..........just twelve blurry pictures, that my mum lovingly sticky taped them to the lounge room wall. (I did wonder why)