Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Baby Beatrix

And for some fun stuff.....
Baby Beatrix sewing!
A sweet little vintage number.
Bit of a back story.... like a lot of girls, I love Pinterest for sewing inspiration.
A year or so back I pinned some dungarees.
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Like the many re-pinners I loved them but I had a secret weapon.
I owned a pattern almost identical.
But only in one size, 6-12 months.
So I was determined to sew it for this baby.
I used a soft, machine washable wool cloth woven in a herringbone pattern.

The facings and pocket linings were cut from Liberty scraps.
Soft and pretty.
I sewed the faux wood resin buttons in place with coral embroidery thread.
Strong and pretty.
The dungarees do up with a zipper.
Don't you love the sweet side tabs?
Just in case they were scritchy on sweet Trixie's skin, I lined them with lawn.
I made a second set, put the two together, and then attached the facings.
I sewed up the dear little blouse as well, in a fine, white pure linen.
Adding a bias Liberty neck ruffle, which I loved, until I realised it will cover the square neck detail.....
  Until that moment I had thought my self rather clever. I even staggered the back ruffle to meet perfectly 
Oh well.

She will still look cute.
It still looks cute.
worn over a O+S Field Trip tee
Very, very cute.
The dungarees fit well now over a cloth nappy so they should be good for our Winter holiday (I use disposables on hols).
The button leg openings are perfect. Very quick to open to change nappies.
Beatrix obliged me and sat for a few posed photographs.
Where has the time gone?
PS, I knocked up a few accessories for the young lady too.
The Purl Soho Summer bonnet and Winter bonnet and a self drafted bandana bib.

xx N

25 comments:

  1. Those little overalls on her are just the cutest thing ever!

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    1. Aren't they Jane?
      I am desperately seeking the pattern in a larger size, I have found it in a '1' but that would be in our Summer and it is $30, including postage.
      What to do?
      Thank you!
      xx N

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  2. Vintage patterns certainly pass the test of time.
    Sweet little outfit for Trixie and love all those accessories too!

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    1. They do Deb, especially the finishing off.
      There was a lot of hand sewing required with these and I took my time and did it in a sturdy fashion.
      I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it.
      Will you keep an eye out for this pattern for me?
      Thank you.
      xx N

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  3. Those overalls are the cutest. I had a similar pinstripe pair as a toddler (although given my age I imagine they were flared!)
    She looks so much like her dad in the first photo! (minus the beard of course!)

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    1. You are right Shelley, I DID taper the legs a wee bit, maybe a cm off each side?
      They all look like Jed but only Hugo got the mono brow (which has been waxed off since he was 12).
      I must admit I have the greatest urge to photo shop a beard on her now.
      Thank you!
      xx N

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  4. These are so incredibly sweet!
    Have a nice day, SaSa

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    1. Thank you SaSa, there is something so special about sewing baby things
      xx N

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  5. They are just so sweet. I love the buttons up the legs, so much prettier than snaps.

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    1. Thanks Masha.
      I considered snaps but the buttons look more 'retro' and, I agree, much much prettier.
      xx N

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  6. You really need to find that pattern in a bigger size. It's too cute to only make once.

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    1. I know Sandi, I hope I can track it down.
      Thank you.
      xx N

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  7. She's adorable, and dungarees are just perfect.

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    1. Thank you Catherine, retro but perfectly practical!
      xx N

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  8. love that herringbone wool, match made in heaven with the liberty and buttons. Yes - I love the tabs ;o)

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  9. The wool cloth was the best buy Colette, I am sewing Lidia's coat from it as well!
    xx N

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  10. Well that is all just adorable! So much cuteness.

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    1. Thank you so very much Elizabeth, I think we have a shared vintage pattern love.
      xx N

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  11. She is so sweet in her dungarees :) They look great and she is getting so big!!!! Time sure flies

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  12. So darling! I love the overalls on her.:)

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  13. Love the little winter bonnet - looks like I am going to have to make a 'boy' version for my little man. Got to love a free pattern. oxo

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  14. Kirsty, it would make a great boys hat too. It has great sun protection.
    xx N

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