Tuesday, March 11, 2014

three-piece girly outfit

This little outfit was already finished in December, but I only now got some half-decent pictures taken. The patterns are all from Ottobre Design 1/2008 (a lot of cute patterns in that one, by the way). I've made versions of the tunic and blouse before. You can see them here.

This time, I cut some corners by using one of J.'s old shirts for the blouse and keeping the button placket intact so I didn't have to sew one myself. I think it works well and making the blouse this way was quite fast!

At first, I had planned to keep the original buttons, but it was a bit bland with simple white buttons and when I found these cute flower ones, I changed them.

For the tunic I chose this gorgeous print from Loulouthi (I used the same print for the blouse trimmings as you can see).

The hem and string closure are a Kona solid cotton, I'm almost sure it's Lagoon ...

I used the same solid for the trouser belt facing and the main fabric is a fine wale corduroy with tiny hearts on it.

Here you can see them a bit better. So cute!

I made another simple tunic around the same time. I followed a pattern I made myself for my niece some time ago (you can see that first version here).

This time I chose this fun print from Put a Lid on It from Michael Miller fabrics, which I think is so pretty and am glad that I've finally put it to use. I decided not to add a pocket or a contrast hem for this one, because I wanted the fabric to shine by itself. I used pink bias binding, because like that this tunic coordinates with a lot of clothes V. already had.

I still love those simple white buttons! :-) At the moment, I'm planning on sewing a little dress for V.'s first birthday, which will be quite soon!!! I think I will make one using the Little Pearl Dress pattern from Liberty Love. I already bought some grosgrain ribbon and some little buttons and I already had some of that eyelet cotton and a piece of that lovely Liberty print. I hope I'll get around to actually sew it in time!

I'll keep you posted!


Franziska said...

Das sieht wirklich toll aus. Dann muß ich doch nochmal in der einzigen Ottobre schauen, die ich besitze....

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Arrrrrgh! It's just all so cute!! I love how we have such similar tastes in AMH - that print is possibly my favourite from Loulouthi, too. I don't feel like I have to sew anything now because you've already done it for me ;-))

Kate Spade Baguette said...

I have a picky teener. She's more into the elegant look than the flashy bejeweled one. It was great that it came with straps. It was easy to put in a few things from Hobby Lobby to customize it, and it worked wonderfully.