Birthday Gifts For G – Part 1

Denim Dress
Modeled by Katrina

My niece — the one who spent the night last weekend — just turned 5 and her birthday party is today. Most kids we know get a gift from Katie and/or Tristan for their birthday but there are a few — nieces/nephews and fake nieces/nephews — who also get a gift from Papa and me. We usually have the kids give them a toy and we give them clothes. Anyway, this year my niece will be starting kindergarten and I figured she could use some school clothes.

Denim Pants and Top
Modeled by Katrina

The red print is from Superbuzzy — I just typed superbuxxy which I think is something else entirely — but they’re unfortunately out of it right now. My sister loves anything Japanese cutesy so I knew this fabric would be right up her alley, and with the going back to school I thought all the letters would be appropriate. I just hope my niece doesn’t use it to cheat on spelling tests since elephant is spelled olephant in the print. The denim has a shimmery thread in it — seems tacky, yes, but little girls love it — and I bought 5 yards for something like $1 a yard off the clearance rack at JoAnn’s. The stripe was a last minute addition. I had trouble figuring out what fabric to use as a contrast and finally decided on this stripe which alone looks pretty Christmas-y but I hope just looks cute in the outfits.

Skirt & Top
Modeled by Katrina

Dress for G
Pattern: Burda 3026
Fabric: Shimmery Denim, Animal Jumble in red, miscellaneous stripe
Yardage: less than one yard of each
Size: 110
Modifications: I lined the bodice, used a piece of grosgrain ribbon for the button loop, and added a ruffle to the bottom.

Pants for G
Pattern: Burda 9843
Fabric: Shimmery Denim, Animal Jumble in red
Yardage: less than one yard
Size: 110
Modifications: Combined two of the views to get a long pant with a ribbon at the waist. Embellished with an appliquéd heart.

Skirt for G
Pattern: Ottobre Design 01/2007 Pattern 15
Fabric: Animal Jumble in red, miscellaneous stripe
Yardage: less than one yard
Size: 110
Modifications: n/a

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17 Responses to “Birthday Gifts For G – Part 1”


  1. 1 mermaids August 27, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    adorable outfits and model. :) it is nice to see you sharing your work on the ottobre group.

    teri

  2. 2 amandajean August 27, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    holy moley, you are a sewing machine. (oh, ha ha ha!)

  3. 3 Anita August 27, 2007 at 11:56 pm

    I love Burda patterns! Every one I’ve ever made has been a good one. Quite unlike other patterns from other, ahem, companies.

  4. 4 Melissa August 28, 2007 at 12:53 am

    You are incredible! I have yet to sew clothing for my kids. (I did do a dress for part of a Halloween costume last year though.) Your outfits are amazing!

  5. 5 Jennifer August 28, 2007 at 10:13 am

    Those are incredible! What a lucky little girl.

  6. 6 Anina August 28, 2007 at 11:26 am

    Lovely. What a lucky little girl this is. And I’m sure her mom will be very grateful.

  7. 7 Pam August 28, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    How cute! Little girls are so much fun to sew for…I miss that. My daughter is 25 and I made many things for her. She’s getting married in October, so maybe in a few years I’ll have grandkids to sew for. My youngest niece just turned 11 and the last thing I made for her was a leopard print fleece bathrobe (at her request!)

  8. 8 miracleshappen August 28, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    These outfits are super cute! I look forward to the day when sewing up a thing or two will be second nature. In the meantime I will droll over others’ lovely things.

  9. 9 martha August 28, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    It all coordinates so well -you have the start of a collection:)
    So, did Katrina hate to give it all up?

  10. 10 Danielle August 28, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    Lucky little niece :)

  11. 11 amy August 29, 2007 at 3:07 am

    great clothes! and yet another beautiful doll’s bed… you are both very talented and your little niece is a lucky little girl!

  12. 12 Steph August 29, 2007 at 10:29 pm

    What an adorable model. And the clothes are great, I especially love the stripey top but you didn’t list a pattern for that.

  13. 13 sheree September 9, 2007 at 10:44 am

    Oh, this is such a nice collection. I bet your niece was delighted! And look at Katrina–she looks like she had fun–she is adorable!

  14. 14 cc September 15, 2007 at 12:33 am

    where did you get the Ottebre skirt pattern from? I LOVE it and have a little one I’d love to make it for… Great site btw.

  15. 15 lala November 18, 2008 at 6:26 am

    wow love the different clothing range u made for ur neice ><


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