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Monday, 10 June 2013

Sewing Gifts - Babies & Kids Clothes

My friend recently had a baby girl so I decided to make some baby clothes, so cute, quick and fun to make.  I then realised I had better make her older daughter something too.

BurdaStyle 07/2008 134 Babies Dress & Pants




This set is made in some very sweet cherry printed cotton, there are a few silver glittery bits on the fabric so I was careful to use the wrong side of the fabric for the self lined yokes and armhole bias strips to avoid any scratchiness and flat felled all the exposed seams.






I added a small piece of satin ribbon so you can tell which is the back of the pants.




BurdaStyle 07/2009 - 139 Wrap Dress for Girls




I'm sure a wrap dress for little girls is an even more impractical choice than for us women, but I wanted to avoid any fit issues and maybe it will come in handy for getting dressed after the beach or pool?  I should have reinforced the neckline in some way, you can see it has rippled a bit, but otherwise I think this is really pretty and it was unbelievably quick and easy to make.  I'd quite like a bigger version for myself!





19 comments:

a little sewing said...

I bet these will be much appreciated - they are so cute!

amy mayen said...

Adorable! I know what you mean, I have a daughter & a niece and when I make for one, the other wants one right away! Same with my 2 nephews!

Kimberly said...

I love the piece of ribbon at the back. I need to do this for my girls clothing because my husband is constantly putting my girls clothes on backwards.

Summer Flies said...

Both so pretty! I love that cherry print especially.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

These are adorable!

SEWN said...

Super cute fabric choices!

Gail said...

Ah very wise to think about potential sibling upset ahead of gift giving. And beautiful outfits. Mum will love you on both counts.

Dottie Doodle said...

Gorgeous! I love the little sleeve frills.

Jean said...

So pretty! And so thoughtful to think of both girls!

Diana said...

Oh so pretty, both outfits!

Alicia said...

They are sooo cute!

Stephanie said...

Soooo cute! That was thoughtful of you to make something for the older daughter as well.

I love sewing for my nieces. It's almost a break from fitting myself. I buy crazy quilting cottons and whip up dresses so fast!

Coco said...

How cute! I've been sewing for my neice and daughter this summer, just fun.

Joy said...

So sweet! I made that dress and bloomer set way back when, for my daughter. Good memories (:

Paula Gardner said...

I love sewing for little girls and these are beautiful. Well done.

Emily said...

Very very very cute. I have made a note of the wrap dress for my two for summer.

Audrey said...

Both outfits are darling. Lovely print fabrics and cute styles. I have long admired the baby and girls patterns in the Burda magazines and wondered why more people don't sew them.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Totally adorable! I just love both fabric prints--fun and age appropriate.

crystalpleats said...

Cute pieces. I've always loved that wrap dress pattern.