Little Miss Floral
Posted 28 October, 08on:
I finished this a couple weeks ago and almost forgot to post photos. This outfit is for the art teacher’s daughter who just turned two. It was one of those when I just felt like sewing something sweet and pretty. I dug through my stash and found these two pieces of fabric that matched perfectly.
The top is Design #9 from the 03/04 issue of Ottobre Design. The fabric is a printed rib knit that was left over from a top I made for myself. I used FOE to bind the neckline.
The pants were made from Design #14 from the 04/08 issue. The fabric is nubby silk twill. I know… silk for a two year old? It is washable, so why not? It was also left over from another project. This is a view of the pintucks on the front. I eliminated the front pockets because they seemed unnecessary and overly fussy.
Here is the back pocket detail. The pintucks make the pockets a bit poofy. Not a look I would want on my pants, but kind of cute on a two year old. I bound the edges with a printed bias tape that closely mimics the print of the knit top.
Here is a full view of the back.
The edges of the hem were also bound with the printed bias tape. It is a little large for the Little Miss, but not by much. It should fit her well by spring. Mom loves the “not found in the local mall” look.