Bohemian Babydoll for Kids Clothes Week

I made this little number for my friend’s daughter who just celebrated her Third Birthday.  I wish I could photograph her wearing it because she is just about the cutest little thing I’ve ever seen!  IMG_8171

This is the Bohemian Babydoll Dress by Elegance & Elephants.  I’ve had my eye on it for a while–the idea of zero closures is a big selling feature for me when browsing patterns to purchase!

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Plus, the curved bodice and high/low hem trend had me intrigued.

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This was a very easy pattern to follow for the most part.  The initial instructions for the sleeves had me a bit confused, so I immediately opted for the second method for sewing them.  It’s very nice to have options, because sometimes certain ways of doing things just make more sense.  That said, I screwed up the alternate sleeve sewing method TWICE before I got it right—I think I’ll blame preggo brain on that one! 

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I used a Robert Kaufman Linen/Cotton blend fabric in a lovely sky blue for the main fabric, and a blue and white cotton toile for the lining and hem facing. 

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I think it turned out really sweet and I can’t wait to see it on the Birthday Girl!  I will likely be making one for Miss P and #3, and will definitely share it here when that happens 🙂        

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Kids Clothes Week Outfit #1 – Vintage Monkeys Jeanine Jumper

This past week I decided to join the Kids Clothes Week Challenge which involves sewing for  your little ones for one hour each day for a week.  I have a mile long list of things to sew before #3 makes her arrival, so I had hoped this challenge would give me a kick in the butt to get things going.

I was able to complete 2 (and a half) outfits in the week, which isn’t that bad considering how slow I’ve been moving lately–and with everything else we’ve had to do to get ready for the baby.

Outfit #1 is the Sis Boom Jeanine Jumper from the Scientific Seamstress.

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I adore rompers–they’re cute and fun and very practical for active kids.  This pattern is a recent release from Carla at the Scientific Seamstress.  Usually I’ll snap the pattern up right away, but it’ll take me ages before I get around to sewing it.  Not this time!  I knew I wanted Miss P to be in rompers this summer so I put this project to the top of the ole list.

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I chose to do the short shorts, drop waist with elastic option and I’m really pleased with the results!

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Since these first few pics were taken, I’ve added ric rac to the yoke to give it a little more definition.  I also added elastic to the legs as I felt the shorts flared out a bit too much for my liking.

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Much better methinks!

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I used a vintage cotton monkey print from my stash.  A lovely lady I met a couple of summers ago at a craft fair gifted me her entire fabric collection as she no longer sews.  It’s the gift that really keeps on giving–it was a massive collection!  Thanks again Carol!!

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I’m really happy I added the elastic to the legs–now this Monkey can really giver on her home away from home–the trampoline!

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My sewing goals of late have included making matching/coordinating ensembles for Miss P and #3.  I know it’s super dorky, but matching outfits–how cute is that?!  The 1/2 in my KCW projects is the half finished Itty Bitty Baby Dress for #3 in the same monkey print.

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When #3 decides to make an appearance, you know I’ll be all over that photo op so stay tuned!