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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!
Floral and Striped Baby 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.

Floral and Striped Baby Outfit

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!

Floral and Striped Baby Outfit
Floral and Striped Baby Outfit

She’s a sweetie

Floral and Striped Baby Outfit

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.

Floral and Striped Baby Outfit

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.

Floral and Striped Baby Outfit


Heather

Author: Heather