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Monday, January 14, 2013

PR&P week 2 - Polka dots and stripes!



So as I made this outfit I kept humming - "da da dadadada da da circus, da da dadadada da da afro, circus, afro, circus, afro, polkadot-polkadot-polkadot afro!"  Hopefully you got the reference! lol!  It's what the zebra sings on the latest Madagascar movie!



One of my goals during PR&P is to sew through my stash and complete the challenges without buying new fabric!  I'm really torn about next week because my mom said I should do a sweater vest and skinny jeans for Christian but I have no yardage in those materials.  We'll see if maybe I can raid my closet and upcycle something!

**Edit** - I just read through all the posted links and I think everyone has a theme of destashing with their challenges!!! haha!  I hope I don't sound like a broken record if you've been clicking through the linky party!


I also didn't have the greatest day to photograph.  It's nasty outside and little girl was not happy so I had to bribe with cheerios.  Hopefully the cuteness of this outfit is translated in the pictures I was able to snap!


My favorite part of the ensemble is the ruffle bloomers!  I took a panty pattern from the CC pattern Frannie Baby and added my own strips of ruffle to the bottom!  I love my new serger (Brother 1034d) and it's a huge step up from the White serger I had been using.  I put a narrow edge stitch on both sides of the strip of fabric and then gathered and sewed it to the panty back before sewing the side seams together.  Super easy to do!  I'm sure there are plenty of free patterns out there!


The top is just a simple pillowcase dress with an appliqued heart on the front in the stripe!  I searched around for several appliques that I could add and thought about doing a Minnie Mouse but decided that I would go ahead and get started on a Valentine outfit for her!  (I still plan to do a different Valentine outfit for a future PR&P challenge - I think week 4 or 5?  A little girl can't have enough ruffles and hearts in her wardrobe!)


The leg warmers were a Pick Your Plum deal that I HAD to incorporate with the outfit! lol!  Baby legs in leg warmers are the best!  I need to get some sweater knit to make my own!  I made her little hair bows out of some ribbon and glued them to alligator clips.  I'm so glad her hair can go in ponytails and pigtails now with her little baby hairbands!  It makes putting a bow clip in her hair so easy!

She is definitely my little love bug!  Thank you so much for visiting!!!  I can't wait to see all the other sew along projects this week!

35 comments:

  1. Precious! That little pillowcase style is adorable. And the pigtails! So sweet!

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  2. AWW!! That is darling!! And your little model is the CUTEST!!!

    I am trying to sew though my stash with the challenges, too! LOL The only thing I bought was a man's shirt so I wouldn't have to touch The Hubby's. ;)

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    1. I haven't even gotten that far! I'm so behind on sewing ahead!!! Hopefully tonight I can print off some patterns to get my boys look going!

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  3. I was just thinking, "wow, this girl takes GREAT photos!" as I was reading how you said it wasn't a great day to photograph. Fooled me! They are gorgeous pictures! And the outfit - and your little model - are adorable too!

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    1. Aw! Thank you! I just checked out your look - I love it!!! I love striped knit. Hopefully I'll be able to find some cute red and white stripe knit next year for matching PJs! :)

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  4. I have all my challenges mapped out and did not buy ANYTHING except the men's shirt for that challenge (purchased at the Hospice Resale store). I think that it is fun (and thrifty of us) that so many of us are trying to de-stash. Your little sweetie is absolutely precious in her new Dots and Stripes outfit! Love tohose ruffles and the bows in her hair.

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    1. I agree!!! Only I do have a little bit of selfish ambition - if I sew through my stash I get to buy MORE FABRIC!!! LOL! :) I did commit to 4-5 yards of Robert Kauffman in a few weeks for a group buy so I'm doing my best to go through what I have!

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  5. Love the mix and match of stripes and polka dots on the leggings. Super cute!

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    1. thank you!!! Can't wait to see your look! :)

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  6. The outfit is darling. Love the ruffled bloomers.

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  7. Gorgeous! You did such a great job on this entire outfit, including the hair bows. Nice!

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    1. thank you! I may have a slight hair bow obsession! :)

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  8. Very cute! I too love all of the different stripes and dots used in the whole outfit! And the ruffles on the bottom are just too cute. Great job!

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  9. it's sucha afun outfit. my favourite so far!!! =)

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  10. So sweet! I have to get better at sewing before Sweet P is born... I've got 7 weeks... That's plenty of time right lol

    This truly is an adorable outfit on an adorable model!

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    1. Thank you! Checking your link out now!

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    3. Hello again! I just wanted to let you know that I featured this outfit at this week's Submarine Sunday link party. Stop by and grab a feature button!

      T'onna @ Submarine Sunday
      http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2013/01/submarine-sunday-15.html

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  12. What a doll! Your outfit is so cute with the polka dots and stripes!

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  13. Awww, look at this cutie-patootie! This outfit is so fun. It does seem like a lot of us are using things from our stashes, and no you're not a broken record. However we can get it done, right? It is very fun to see so many creative and different outfits.

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    1. I love seeing all the different looks!!! It's so fun to see the style in each sewing mama!

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    1. Thank you!!! I just saw your little boy's polkadot outfit and I love it!!!

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  15. Bright and cute :) I've decided to sit a few weeks out this PRP but I've loved watching what everyone's doing. Great job.

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  16. Get out of town, this is too cute (the dress and the model). Thank you so much for sharing this at my link party today!

    -Angie
    www.easylivingmom.com

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  17. Aww so cute! I love your fun outfit!

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  18. This seriously is just TOO cute!!!!!!! Love it!!

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  19. I love how perfect it matches the leg warmers, the whole outfit is adorable but those ruffled bloomers are so amazing! I wish mine were little enough to pull that off :)

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  20. I really really love this---I want to make one for my little Ruth! So cute and age appropriate!
    liZ

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  21. We featured you on our blog. Thanks for sewing along! http://shaffer-sisters.blogspot.com/2013/02/prp-sew-along-winter-2013.html
    With Love,
    Jo

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