I have never really been a fan of wearing the color khaki. I suppose it is a bit too close to my skin tone, so I always feel as if I get washed out. That and it always has been a wee bit too preppy for me.
Khaki is one of the 4 colors H. can wear to school, so I felt obliged to make at least one khaki-colored garment. I made view B of the O & S Jump Rope Dress in thin-whaled corduroy. I used robin’s egg blue thread for the top stitching and found these sweet little vintage buttons in my grandmother-in-law’s button collection. In this incarnation, khaki never looked so good to me.
I am happy to report that my marathon of uniform sewing has come to a close, at least for now. I keep thinking of other items, like a crisp white shirt, to add into the mix, but I feel as if H. has more than enough new clothes to start at her big school. The fun part will be seeing what she picks out for her first day of school.
When I decided to make H.’s school uniforms, I was a bit underwhelmed with the bland color palette, but 15 items later, I admit I loved every minute of it. It was nice to be able to revisit some of my favorite patterns as well as try out a few more. I’m sure I’ll be making more navy blue, baby blue, white, and yes, even khaki items over the next few months since H. is bound to only get bigger and bigger.
H. wanted a photo with her mini-ds since they matched with her dress. Our real mini dachshund recently turned 14. The stuffed one has been with H. since she was in the NICU.
I’m looking forward to adding a bit more color back into my sewing.