Friday, November 13, 2015

Playtime for Baby Beatrix

Teeny, tiny, little girl sewing.
Oliver+S Playtime tunic
The fabric, a soft brushed cotton tartan, was a tiny remnant I found in a box of gifted material.
It was so soft I had to use it.
Originally, I had planned to keep it quite short, like a peplum top but the 50's vibe that was coming off it made me think of a lace hemmed shorty dress.
The thick, blue, cotton lace was a gift from the lovely Ana Sofia. In fact, I flatter myself the dress has a European feel.
Beatrix's signature flower shaped MoP buttons sewn with blue embroidery floss.
Now, to try and get some photos of it modelled.

Trixie is not walking but climbs e v e r y t h i n g.

The shorter skirt makes that a bit safer.
Beatrix's measurements put her in the 12-18 month size but this was almost a bit snug. She is a very placid child but grumbled at getting her arms pushed into the sleeves.
I would make the next size up for her in future.
I do like the sleeve and bodice shape of this pattern.
It has a 'Japanese pattern look' to it.
I do like her, just a bit.

If you fancy sewing a Playtime, I have a step by step tutorial here
Bye bye......
xx N

20 comments:

  1. Gabriel is sitting next to me as I peruse blogs, and he just cried out "CUTE! CUTE!" upon seeing Trixie. Boy's got a point :) I love how this dress turned out and it's made all the better by the adorable little diaper cover and chubby legs peeking out beneath. The Playtime is one of my all-time favorite patterns!

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    1. Oooh, Masha. Maybe we could arrange a date?
      Thank you, she is deliciously chubby now. I really struggled with guilt issues when she was born, she was so tiny and I struggled to get her to gain weight and we both needed to go back to hospital.
      It is a great pattern and I should sew more!
      xx N

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  2. Beautiful model. The dress is so sweet. I love the tartan and eyelet together!

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  3. Thank you!
    It turned out well for using up scraps.
    xxN

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    1. Thank you Catherine, it is a tricky (but fun) age to photograph.
      xx N

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  5. Just love Trixies' photo shoot. She is so adorable. And those chubby little legs!!
    Her dress is sweet and made sweeter using the lace accent pieces.

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    1. Thank you Deb, Zara was hovering nearby in case she fell.
      I love her chubby wee legs, I guess she will be a bean pole before I know it.
      xx N

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  6. Oh I just love all the pictures :) Darling dress for a darling girl

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    1. I know, too many piccies, I break blog rules on this. Thank you!
      xx N

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  7. Love the pictures of Trixie! She is adorable and the dress is so sweet. The blue lace adds a nice touch.

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  8. Thank you Elizabeth. I have a lot of fun sewing for her.
    xx N

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  9. Adorable! I love the length on her.

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    1. Thank you Cindy.
      It was a happy accident.
      xx N

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  10. maybe she's not too far away from walking! Tartan and lace perfect for heading into the festive season ;o)

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    1. Nooooooo, don't say that Colette. She can't walk, she is my baby!
      Thank you, if it is cool Christmas day (which it can be) she will definitely wear this!
      xx N

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  11. Gah! Chubby legs! Nomnom! The dress is adorable-I have some pink Kaufman flannel I could make a Playtime Dress with .... I'm inspired!

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  12. Do it, Inder. This dress is very overlooked and has a great shoulder/neckline. If Maggie is still chubby, size up. I struggled getting Trixie's arms in and she is mega cruisey in regard to dressing.
    Thank you!
    xx N

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  13. Definitely a European style playtime dress, Nicole!
    Love everything about it, but Trixie steals the show - these pictures are beyond cute. She's a little angel <3

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  14. Thank you for the beautiful lace, Ana Sofia.
    I admire your style so!
    xx N

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