Tuesday, October 25, 2011

MacKensie’s First Outfit From Nanny

Well.  No one can say that I rush things.  I made this outfit for Mackensie way back in May, and I’m just getting around to posting it!  I found the vintage pattern in an Etsy shop named Kallie Designs.  The pattern is still available as a PDF download. I highly recommend it. It is quick and easy to put together, and so adorable!  It is a size two, but would be easy enough to re-size. 
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I did make a few changes to the pattern. Instead of using seam binding around the neck and armholes I completely lined the bodice. It seemed a bit flimsy for my liking without the lining. I also omitted the pockets and added ruffles to the bum. (you can’t have bloomers with out ruffles!) I used coordinating quilting weight fabrics from Fabricland, and lined the bodice and bonnet with some white broadcloth I had on hand. (Yay for stash busting!) I wasn’t sure about black for a baby, but now I love it.
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The bloomers were hanging a little low here. In reality they are tucked up underneath the dress.
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See the ruffle peaking out?
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Now, my favourite part. The bonnet!
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As the first of what I know will be many outfits I sew for MacKensie I’m very happy with how it turned out.  The most difficult thing will be choosing what to make next!
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6 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! heirloom piece , especially love the bonnet!

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  2. it's nice and i love the fabric that u used here.

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  3. oh my goodness that is so cute!

    Julianne

    www.sewfantastic.blogspot.com

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  4. That's a gorgeous, little outfit. Love the colour scheme.

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  5. Thanks for visiting Anne. This outfit is adorable! I just love bonnets.I don't know why very few parents don't put them on their little ones anymore. Congrats on the grandbaby too - aren't they way more fun than your own kids?

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