Adventures in sewing for children, the home, and ME with sources from around the world - Ottobre, Burda, La Mia Boutique, Australian Smocking, Jalie, Bizzkids, Farbenmix PLUS heirloom (Children's Corner, Bonnie Blue, Collars, Etc.), boutique (Portobello Pixie, Modkid), and of course, major U.S. pattern labels (McCall's, Simplicity, Butterick, Vogue).
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Saturday, January 5, 2013
Preview of coming attractions
I've been busy - just haven't reviewed these yet...
I finished this Vogue Katherine Tilton top to go with the Alexander Henry print skirt I recently finished. The royal blue is the same ponte I used in the royal and yellow dress and the turquoise contrast was used in the La Mia Boutique dress I made last month.
Simple ruffle hem pants for Gracie's Spring wardrobe...
This is a preview of a top and denim skirt (the front of the top, back of the skirt). I coordinated the embroidery colors. This was a fun project and I have another version cut out of purple denim.
The test fit - not the best photo, but the fit is good. I just measured her again. She is 45" tall, but thinner than the corresponding measurements for patterns for her height. I used that to take in the skirt in the construction process.
I also decided to add in buttonhole elastic to increase the wear - esp. in light of the cute back pockets!
In the front, I added a really fun button by Doodlebug - much better on her clothes than in my scrapbook stash!
I used a simple heart design for the pockets and mirror imaged them. I just love them!
Here's a glimpse of the inside. Would a simple tutorial on adding buttonhole elastic (like RTW children's clothes) be helpful? Let me know and I will take better pictures throughout the construction of the purple skirt.