Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bella Tunics

Just in time for summer, I made three little tunics using an Oliver + S pattern called Ice Cream Dress. Lula and Jane agreed to model theirs for you. (I used the same blue tree print for their one year old cousin, Lois.) The adorable fabric is called Bella, by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics. 
I find that the pattern goes together quickly, so making three wasn't that big of an undertaking, really. I made a few adjustments to the pattern; the biggest being adding a placket in the back. If you are interested, you can read more of a review of the pattern here.
 The pattern uses a cute little loop for the button closing...
...and I found the perfect pearl buttons among my collection of antique ones. Notice the cost?!
The tops will look cute with shorts, too, when the weather heats up. Lula and Jane get so excited when I sew for them that it makes me want to do nothing else but make pretty little dresses!
Next to making quilts, sewing for children is my favorite past time!

14 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh those are as cute as they can be!

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  2. They are cute -- but not as cute as the models!

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  3. So stinkin' cute!! I agree that sewing for children is so fun… I haven't tried sewing my nephew any clothes yet, though - he's growing too fast.

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  4. Those are so cute! But not as cute as the little girlies! Wow! How special. And those buttons are perfect!

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  5. What a wonderful way to spend your time- making for these little dolls! Adorable!

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  6. Adorable! I just love Oliver + S patterns - so classy.

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  7. Just darling! I'm with you...quilts and making clothes for the grandkids are a great joy!

    Joyce

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  8. Very sweet and so are the girlies! Guess what? I met Cindy here at Market!

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  9. Very cute, great use of that fabric. Such nice colors with their beautiful hair!

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  10. OMG, Carla, who wouldn't want to sew for those adorable girls!

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  11. Love the bella tops, they are so cute, and so are your granddaughters. Where did you find those grey polka dot leggings. They are perfect with the tops :>)

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  12. Sew danged adorable! Those scrunchy-grin faces are sooo cute! You sew like a professional, and the girls look like runway charmers.

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  13. These are SO sweet! Oh, and the little dresses are adorable too. :)

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