Thursday, November 26, 2015

Ship Ahoy!

Another cute outfit for my little cutie.
The Sailboat top and pants
I made this top many times for the Twins but didn't really sew it for Lidia as she had quite wide shoulders and it can be tricky to get on.
Trixie only wore Tilly's once and I gave up, 'child abuse clothing'
This is the 12-18month size and it is okay to get on but does take some baby origami to get her arms in.

I sewed it in linen, beautiful pale coral linen, using Liberty for the neck and hem facings.
Trixie's signature flower shaped MoP buttons sewn with tangerine embroidery thread for a pop of colour.
And tiny wee gingham bows as everything is better with a bow on it.
The trousers are too cute!
I used Liesl's idea to add a Liberty ruffle to the side seam.
A little fiddly, took me an extra hour but so worth it.
The fabric came in a de-stash from a local woman. I suspect it is very old, being 90cm wide. I don't know what it is... serge? But it took a very hot iron.
I went with big, enamel shell buttons sewn with light jade thread.
I am really happy with the fit, a little bit big, so lots of wearing time and hopefully the trousers will still fit once she is out of nappies (sob)
Baby feet!
I am really pleased with this one.
I think it will get worn a lot.
Gratuitous tummy shot.
Tribe's last item of clothing will be going straight to her new tiny cousins.
Note to self, the Hopscotch dress need a very stretchy knit for my gi-normous headed bebe's.
Beatrix's turn on the #sewingrota done!

xx N

14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, she just gets cuter. Those pants are fabulous, Nicole. I love the look of the shirt too, but I have had the same troubles getting it on my kids (and they find their movement a bit restricted once it is on) so I don't sew it anymore. They never want to wear it!

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    1. Thank you Masha.
      I am having so much fun dressing her before she gets her own opinion.
      I think I may have to sew it in a knit with woven facings.
      xx N

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  2. The sailboat top and pants is probably my favourite Oliver and S pattern. I prefer making the top in a knit fabric with contrasting woven facings - it is great made from merino knit for the winter. Any chance of a boy's inspiration issue?? I have a little boy Trixie's age and would love to know what you might sew for a little boy. So many people said to me that I'd be disappointed with a little boy as there is less to sew for them but I love proving them wrong.

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    1. Hi Aynsley, I love the idea of merino knit. I think Jane @ the Drapery has that, a good excuse to pop in.

      I think people get a bit bogged down with boys sewing. There are so many patterns that just need a better fabric choice.
      I would happily dress a toddler boy in the Hide and Seek tunic with Sunny Day shorts.
      I will keep thinking of ideas for yo.
      Thank you for commenting.
      xx N

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  3. You have got some lovely photos of her! L never looks in the right place or stays still long enough.
    I love this outfit, the trousers are perfect.

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    1. Thank you Katy.
      It certainly helps to have doting sibs to catch/amuse/cajole the best shots.
      I love the trousers too.
      xx N

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  4. She is adorable, love both the pants and top!

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    1. Thank you Kate, they were fun to sew.
      xx N

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  5. Adorable! The Sailboat pattern is one of my personal faves.:)

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  6. They are very 'you' Cindy, beach-y and chic.
    xx N

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  7. So adorable (especially the tummy!!). This was my first o+s pattern and I've made the pants many times! They tend to fit well long after they are made, the short length is so forgiving! Only made the top in knit - no child abuse required. The hopscotch runs small I find!

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  8. Thank you Inder.
    Matilda wore hers for so long as she got rid of nappies quite young and then just didn't grow much.
    I think I may have to stick to a knit for the top from now on.
    xx N

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  9. Those bows and ruffles!! They are so cute!! Love this outfit

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  10. Thank you Kristin, I love these little trousers
    xx N

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