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Monday, September 12, 2011

Bunny's Birthday Outfit (Plus pattern links)

So, it didn't occur to me to take a photo of Bunny's Birthday outfit until after she'd worn it and wrinkled it, but I wanted to share it with you anyway.

Eager to find something easy, without having to reinvent the wheel, I googled toddler dress patterns and found this awesome list compiled by Prudent Baby (one of the best sewing blogs in my opinion).

After perusing the list, I decided on this simple dress (It's just a rectangle!!!) for Bunny.

Then I wanted a shrug.  I only found one shrug-like pattern, but it was good, so I used it.  Since this pattern was for knits, I added a little bit of extra seam allowance to Bunny's size.  It worked out well!

For the bloomers I used a shorts pattern--well, actually, I traced one of Bunny's shorts and added an inch or two around the edges, and then sewed it together and added elastics in the legs.  So the bloomers are really only shorts that are gathered at the legs.  I'm sorry, I don't have more details than that for you.

And finally, I bought a party hat, cut it out, and used it to make a hat pattern.  Then I sandwiched some stiff interfacing in between the layers and sewed this party hat.  I didn't do it well, but I learned enough to do it perfectly next time.  But since I'm not a huge perfectionist, I'm happy with good-enough version that I already made and Bunny loves!

And here is Bunny with her adorable birthday outfit.  How cute is she???

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Super cute! You did a great job. Thanks for the links.