Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Floral and Striped Baby Outfit for Back to School

8.21.2014

Floral and Striped Baby Outfit for Back to School

I decided to participate in the Willow and Co Back to School contest. Mostly because I was inspired, and I was excited to join in! I remixed both the mulberry tunic and the clover shorts for Claire. I thrifted some floral fabric and striped fabric a couple of weeks ago and was waiting for the perfect time to use it which was for this outfit!
The mulberry tunic only goes down to size 18 months, but I altered it to be more of a 9 month size. I eliminated the sleeves and neckline binding. Instead I fully lined the bodice with a pink gingham and made the seams on the front and back match. I left the shoulders wide so they look like cap sleeves while Claire is little. I kept the curved hem and added width and gathers to the bottom half. I added pink gingham side pockets. I used snaps on the button placket.
For the clover shorts, I used a size 6 mos but I changed the pleats to gathers on the front. I also halved the cuff so it doesn't fold up and inserted elastic. They look like little bloomers now! I left off the pockets, waist ruffle, and belt loops.
These fabrics look so good together! I think someone purchased them to go together and then just never got around to using them. I only had maybe a fat eighth of the floral so I squeezed everything out of it. I wish the bottom half would've been longer to be a long dress, but that was all the floral fabric I had!
She's a sweetie
As Claire gets bigger both pieces will grow with her. The dress is wide enough to be worn as a tunic and shirt which can be worn over a long sleeve shirt or under a cardigan. The shorts have lots of room to be worn over tights or leggings. I can't wait to see her wear these pieces through the rest of the summer and then into fall and winter.
While I was taking these flat outfit pictures, this was happening in the background. Henry was begging me to turn on Daniel Tiger (love that show!), and Claire was nakie and eating a CD. We're awesome.
Heather

6 comments:

  1. Are you serious!? This is probably the cutest baby in the cutest Mulberry remix ever! LOVE IT!

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  2. Adorable. That top picture is so cute. Worth putting up in the living room!
    I love a good thrifted fabric, especially when they go together so well. I had a box of fabric given to me, mostly florals that are very old. But there was a really cute small cord with floral on it I wish I could get to you. It would be fun to see what you would make Claire with it.
    Well done, I love what you did with the fabric!

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  3. Oh my. All those outfits. Every Single Piece. LOVE it all. So cute! And that Claire is darling too :)

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  4. That is a great remix! Perfect for a wee babe, and that picture of her eating a CD, I die! She is so stinkin' cute!

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  5. Such a cute top! I love the stripes and blue buttons!

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  6. She just keeps getting cuter and cuter. I don't even like pink, but I am totally in love with the pieces you made her. Lovely job.

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