Sunday, October 18, 2009


I saw it. I loved it. I had to have it.

It's a gorgeous book, full of simply lovely patterns. All of them look very simple to sew.

Most of them are summery clothes, and summer is definitely over here, so I thought I'd adapt. I used the pattern for the 'dress with lace doily' to make a sleeveless pinafore dress out of a boiled wool fabric that I found.

I think it turned out rather well. Ellie loves it too!
I found this button in a thrift-store package, and decided it would be perfect. It's covered in a grey wool fabric (kind of hard to see in the picture, and now it's too dark out to re-take the photo).

I also added some pleated pockets using Made By Rae's tutorial, and I lined it so that it wouldn't stick to Ellie's tights (something I always hated when I was young!!)



  1. That is absolutely delightful. Exactly the sort of thing I used to love to wear when I was about her age :- )
    Good job Mom!

  2. So, so adorable! I've been feeling the urge to make my little one some cute jumpers. I love jumpers with tights!


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