Cupcake has grown like a weed! And when the warm days arrived I was scrambling to find her something to wear. Luckily it got cool again, so I could do some sewing for summer. Warm temperatures are back! Just in time for summer break! Speaking of summer break, today is the first day of break and we’re stuck at home waiting for a dishwasher repair man. But back to sewing. I had a chance to sew up a few things to add Cupcake’s wardrobe for summer, so I wanted to do a fashion show for you! Though, my model is somewhat uncooperative, so a bear with me.
First up is this adorable set. A Flutterby Top and Skip Along Skort. Both patterns are from Peek-a-Boo Patterns. This is the second Flutterby I’ve made her for the summer and she loves the ruffle sleeves. I loved this butterfly fabric from Fabric.com and she picked the green coordinating fabric, which is from Purple Seamstress. Can I just brag on my hems for a moment?
Look at that gorgeousness! I seriously love how clean and professional my hems look by using my coverstitch machine. If you sew a lot of clothing, especially with knits you need a coverstitch machine!! You’ll have beautiful hems that can withstand the stretching of a 6 year old who likes to tuck her legs into her shirt. 😉
I made the knee length version of the skort, which is a tad long on her, but I’m hoping that way it’ll last her the whole summer (and maybe a bit of next summer, too!). She wore this outfit earlier in the week and looked adorable and was comfy all day. Even playing on the playset in the backyard (for two hours!).
The Talor Tank was a popular piece in last year’s summer wardrobe and it is making an appearance this year, too. I love this pattern for slinky rayon spandex blend fabric, which is what this cute heart fabric is. Also purchased from Fabric.com. The shorties are Bonny Leggings made from a jegging material I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby. The stretch/recovery of the fabric isn’t the best so I added some elastic in the waistband so she doesn’t lose her britches.. Both patterns are from Made for Mermaids.
This outfit was the last one I made. I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with this grey animal print fabric other than pair it with pink. I asked Cupcake what she wanted and she said a dress. So she got a dress. It’s Simplicity 1023, which is a Project Runway pattern. I loved the combination of raglan sleeves (sporty) and dress (girl) as well as the waist detail. And another pair of Bonny Leggings to go underneath because, well, modesty. And the ability to go down the slide.
Seriously, though, isn’t she the cutest? I love, love, love the way this outfit turned out!!! And she loves it, too! Of all the things I made her she picked this one to wear first.
I also took the scraps of fabric leftover from making my Parkside Shorts to make Cupcake some cute shorts, too. I had just enough fabric leftover to get this pair of shorts sewn up for her. These Beachcomber Shorts (Peek-a-Boo Patterns) were a super quick sew (especially because I skipped the optional piping) and they’ll be great comfy shorts this summer. Paired with a basic tee she’ll be ready to hit the playground. I think I need to make a few more of these!
Last up is this Brooklyn Dress and Bonny Leggings combo (all dresses need a pair of Bonny Leggings to go underneath!). I usually stick to a print/solid combo, but I’ve been wanting to venture out and try some print/print combos. I love this stripe/flower combo! Both fabrics are Riley Blake and the floral fabric is nice and soft! (and on sale on fabric.com through 5/30) She wore this for the last day of kindergarten yesterday and she was so cute! And as a surprise I woke up early and made a matching dress for her new American Girl doll. She was so excited!
I could just eat her up!
I’ve also whipped up another pink/green/blue striped Flutterby Top and a few pairs of Coastal Craze Baggies to help round out the dresser drawers. I picked up a few basic tees from H&M to pair with her fun shorts.
Not that I’m leaving Pumpkin out, but she has all of big sister’s hand-me-downs and they’re all in really good shape. Though if you ask her she thinks there aren’t enough dresses in her closet. I did made one thing for her, though…..
I had a basic tee from H&M waiting for this vinyl (that I cut on my Cameo), but since she’ll only wear dresses I sewed up a quick Li’l LDT to iron it onto. And she was pretty darn happy about that!
So, I think that’s it! Well, and some pajamas, but I didn’t get a pictures of them.
So are you sewing for summer, to?