Baby Beatrix sewing!
Bit of a back story.... like a lot of girls, I love Pinterest for sewing inspiration.
A year or so back I pinned some dungarees.
I owned a pattern almost identical.
But only in one size, 6-12 months.
So I was determined to sew it for this baby.
I used a soft, machine washable wool cloth woven in a herringbone pattern.
The facings and pocket linings were cut from Liberty scraps.
Soft and pretty.
I sewed the faux wood resin buttons in place with coral embroidery thread.
Strong and pretty.
The dungarees do up with a zipper.
Don't you love the sweet side tabs?
Just in case they were scritchy on sweet Trixie's skin, I lined them with lawn.
I made a second set, put the two together, and then attached the facings.
I sewed up the dear little blouse as well, in a fine, white pure linen.
Adding a bias Liberty neck ruffle, which I loved, until I realised it will cover the square neck detail.....
Until that moment I had thought my self rather clever. I even staggered the back ruffle to meet perfectly
She will still look cute.
It still looks cute.
|worn over a O+S Field Trip tee|
The dungarees fit well now over a cloth nappy so they should be good for our Winter holiday (I use disposables on hols).
The button leg openings are perfect. Very quick to open to change nappies.
Beatrix obliged me and sat for a few posed photographs.
Where has the time gone?
PS, I knocked up a few accessories for the young lady too.
The Purl Soho Summer bonnet and Winter bonnet and a self drafted bandana bib.