1. Doll Quilt
Okay, this isn't exactly clothing, but it's fun. I used 16 charm squares (1930s reproduction feedsack fabrics) and some white fabric to make a mini quilt. It's excess from my work-in-progress 1930s hexagon quilt. I backed and bound it with some green calico that I bought on sale ages ago. It measures 20 inches square.
The reason? I bought a doll for my niece as a birthday present. The "Stella" doll is adorable and features a magnetic pacifier...I highly recommend it. You can find the doll on Amazon HERE (she also comes in dark haired versions). You can't have a doll without a doll quilt!
Here is the Stella doll relaxing under the doll quilt.
2. Pretty Pinafore
This pattern came from the new Fabric By Fabric: One Yard Wonders book! Yes, this is the same book that I blogged about as part of my giveaway the other week...I couldn't wait to make something from it! You can see the designer's blog HERE.
The pattern is amazingly easy because it is made out of just one piece. Really! I had some adorable strawberry fabric and some prepackaged red binding tape in my closet, so it was a good stash-buster. I made French seams on the shoulder seams.
The only problem I came across was that I was short of binding tape by about six inches...so frustrating! I don't know if my pre-packaged tape was shorter than usual, but you may want to buy two packages just to be on the safe side. Alternatively, you can make your own binding tape for the last few inches and add a cool detail.
|Back. Love the scallops!|
Here is the little lady in the pinafore. She's rather big for her age, so in retrospect I should have made the 24month version or just enlarged the armholes or neckline. But it looks amazing and is a perfect length for an almost-walking toddler!
3: Toddler Pinafore Smock Top
This pinafore pattern can be found in the original One Yard Wonders book. I always thought it was adorable and a perfect way to dress up everything. You can see the designer's blog HERE.
|The original pattern.|
The pinafore was easy to make, and I used more of the green calico that I used in the doll quilt. The bodice is lined, and the gathered skirt is adorable (I used French seams on the sides). I used some pink grosgrain ribbon on the back for the tie. It is simple and elegant, and it would make a perfect gift for a birthday party.
Hope you enjoyed the fashion show! Stay tuned to my blog in the next few days as I show off one or two more projects from One Yard Wonders!