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!