Saturday, May 14, 2011

Summer Outfits for AJ, a new skirt for the Momma, and Mother's Day photos

I am adding my pictures to the elsie marley  kids clothing week challenge flickr pool and have had fun adding a couple more outfits to AJ's summer wardrobe.   This first ensemble has the peasant blouse that I mentioned on a previous post and this time I added some white lace down the middle of the blouse, left off the ties, and added elastic to the arms.  The shorts are from this post of a tutorial on knot shorts.  Its always a new challenge for me to make my own pattern and I like it.
This in the second outfit and it is the same peasant blouse and shorts.  The shorts are made out of a pale green linen (from a thrifted dress) and the top is from a thrifted vintage sheet.
Here's the top in more detail.  I just love the florals on vintage sheets.
And here is the peasant top in more detail.  I wanted the lace to lay down flat and be a little neutral since I sometimes end up layering AJ's white shirts under her dresses.  I think this might be the completion of her wardrobe.  Although I do have one more outfit to post for her later. 

Now on to my skirt.  It is from Simplicity 2451 and I really like the way it turned out. 
If you keep up with this blog you know I like to thrift a lot of fabric and this blue was another thrift find.  I almost passed it up but am glad I went ahead and brought it home. 

This skirt was recommended on Pattern Review and was a favorite pattern and was said to be flattering to most body types...always a bonus!  The only alteration I made was to let it out a quarter inch on both sides just so that it wasn't too tight.  I wore it this past weekend and really liked the length and the pockets. 

And finally for the actual Mother's Day photos.  I thought I would first post a sweet one...

And next post a realistic one...

GOOD GRIEF this child gets harder and harder to wrestle into submission!!! Ha!  If you can notice the dress that I am wearing is from this post.  Its the Burda pattern that I just loved.  The fit was just right for me.  I still plan on making more.  Well take care and happy sewing!


  1. Hey my favorite family in KC, enjoyed the posts with new outfits. Your skirt is so cute and fits well. you did a great job.
    love the pic of Annelise squirming. ha. and your facial expression is perfect. Lucky Micah getting that sweet kiss.
    I saw a tutorial on the shorts and tho't they were so cute. You must have seen the same one. the outfits are going to look too coot on her. love you and missyou all , mama

  2. Thank you Momma! I like that skirt too, I'm motivated now to make more cute skirts. I love those Mother's Day pics too and its pretty realistic to show AJ squirming. I think the outfits turned out well too. I just love linen shorts and pants for little kids, don't know why but just love the look of it. Much love to you!


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