A couple of weeks ago a friend asked if I could make two Fourth of July outfits for her little girls, she had a picture of what she wanted and I immediately recognized them as patterns from Peekaboo patterns- though in the picture she showed me the sewist (is that the correct term? -seamstress?) had used RTW shirts, I chose not to:) I am still on the look out for buttons to go on the bib, I just haven't been able to make it out of the house in at least that long!
The dress is the Natalie, size 6 month. The shirt is the Rosalie without the ruffles and the capris are the Cutie Pie, both size 4T. I just free handed the bib shape and picked a spot to make the contrast band on the dress then put ric rac over the seam as per inspiration photo.
I ended up sewing the shirt to the skirt higher than the pattern calls for because I didn't think through the whole accounting for the bib part of my sewing. I think it worked out just fine though! Is there anything better than navy chevron and pleats? I think I am in heaven <3
The white knit is from girlcharlee, I love the weight and how it holds up! I bought the more expensive knit from JA's and it is see through! What?? Of course I didn't realize it before I took it home...
I recently learned how to do a rolled hem on my serger! Hooray! The capris called for a rolled hem or narrow hem so I also did one on the dress to tie them together that one extra step. Plus it is so fast once the machine is already set! :)
I am thinking the twins might need a pleated navy chevron skirt (Abby has told me she wont wear skirts now)... that is if I can find it in town again! I talked to one of the local shops and he said it is on backorder with no definite delivery date- it's the hot thing right now apparently! I found this at another shop as he wasn't sure he could get it in as fast as I needed it and I took nearly the last of the bolt. Hmmmm... what is a good pleated skirt pattern, the 2+2? Maybe a paper bag skirt?