Friday, 15 April 2011
Paper Dolls, Lady Bugs & Unicorns
I've been wanting to make this outfit for Amélie for a while now, and finally managed to get the fabric and the time to do it.
I've made this once before as a gift for a friend, and when I heard that the pattern was being discontinued, I went and got myself the one in the larger sizes - before I even had a girl to sew them for. Let's hope I can still convince her to dress like this when she is pre-school aged!
The pattern is the "Puppet Show" Tunic & Shorts by Oliver + S. The patterns come with a cute paper doll that you can cut out and dress up in the same paper outfit as the pattern. I wonder if I will let Amélie play with these one day, or if I will still want to keep them for myself!
The fabric is Heather Ross' "Far, Far Away" Unicorns for Kokka, and I used some Kiyohara Clover & Ladybug for the shorts and the bodice and sleeve cuffs. Both fabrics are double gauze, which is lovely and soft and light. I was looking at the unicorn fabric, and noticed the Kiyohara on the same page at Kelani. The colours are a pretty close match.
I also thought of a way to make use of the cutest selvedge I have ever seen...