Saturday, April 20, 2013

Happy Birthday, Mom!

My mom's birthday is April 23. She was over last night for a visit and translated a Dutch pattern for a friend, so I was able to give her a little something for her birthday!



It's the bow clutch again, this time in a flocked taffeta, lined in purple/blue/pink floral cotton.  This time I rounded the bottom corners, and I did the zipper ends again.



This one was a bit of a trial for something else I had in mind - I'm glad I decided to add a little detail, because I love it! (especially with the olive military skinny pants.)

Isn't that just the most cheeky little face?? (excuse the dirty mirror...)

Details
Pattern: Pleated Dress by Leila & Ben 
Fabric: Daisy Kingdom gingham, scraps of cotton in white and purple rose print
Mods: I shortened the pattern to top/tunic length, made it a little wider at the hem for a swing effect, cut the front without the pleat, and did a facing instead of full lining. Also added a ruffled button placket on the front before lining.
 
Here it is without a shirt under it. Not quite liking how open the armholes are. I think this will just be for layering instead of a sleeveless top.  She loves it though - "Adidail pitty!"





The other night I whipped up a couple of these snack pouches. I'm tired of sending plastic ziploc bags to school, but Ian can't open the smaller plastic containers himself - he loves this flames bag!



I used the tutorial here, mostly for dimensions. Tried it out first with some plain white PUL as lining and cotton for outers. These are 5"x6" and 4"x4".  I did the flames one as a single layer, and added an extra 1.5" at the flap to double it over for some extra weight.





Getting excited for the Kids Clothes Week challenge next week!

5 comments:

  1. She is so cute! I love that top.

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  2. OK, so for a (very much) rookie like me....what did you use for the snack bag materials?? What do you recommend? Thanks! :)

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  3. I used PUL (poly-urethane laminated fabric). It's a fabric that is used commonly in cloth diapers, sometimes is available at fabric stores (Fabricland has a version by Babyville - super expensive though! Also there are some ethical questions about Babyville's business practices... a whole nother story.)
    Anyway. In the tutorial I linked, the lady uses cotton. That's ok if you're doing dry snacks, or don't mind washing each time. I like the idea of PUL because you can just flip it inside out and wipe. :)

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  4. The shirt turned out cute! You could easily cut the armholes way smaller if you wanted to make it to wear with no shirt under.

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  5. looks very nice with my scarf, too!
    Thanks, I like early birthday presents.
    Mom

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