Friday, July 23, 2010

little red ms. m

After the recent overall success I was motivated to make a little pinafore dress for Ms. M using the same pattern – burda 9772. Again I used corduroy my favourite fabric of the moment– ousting my ol’ fave denim.

black cord dress

For this little cord pinafore I covered the buttons… covered button 

… and sewed a rolled hem …rolled hem 

… and made a red honcho to complete the ensemble.

red ponchoThe poncho is made from polar fleece. Last year I made a similar poncho for Ms. M and it was a great top layer without being too bulky and restricting her movement too much.  Polar fleece is so easy to wash and get dry quickly making it a popular choice for the little residents of this home.

Ms. M really enjoyed wearing her new ensemble…

litte red m

little red ms m  exploring 

… but perhaps she is still more of a pants girl? not so good for climbing 

After all dresses are tricky to climb in.

30 comments:

  1. Just perfect. I love navy on one year olds and over and red is a perennial favourite. Cherrie

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  2. LOVE that hood! It's absolutely darling! I'm definitely going to have to make one for my little one come winter time :) Did you make it from a pattern or from your own brilliant mind?

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  3. Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous girl in a gorgeous pinafore!! Doesn't she look just adorable in that outfit! You've done a fantastic job as usual Sal, well done!
    The red tights work finish it off so well too:)

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  4. Loving this ensemble. The buttons are a beautiful touch.

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  5. That is too cute! This will be an outfit she will remember as she grows older, and may even pass onto her own brood.

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  6. That is so so lovely, Sally, what great photography too!

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  7. Wow, you have done an absolutely awesome job. No wait, a totally ACE job! They look terrific! Makes me want a girl to sew for. (someone else's girl though! lol) Isn't it sad how fast they grow out of the great stuff though! You will need to find another little girl to put it on later. It's ACE, just super ACE.

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  8. Oh, look how fast that girlie is growing up. She is super cute and super lucky to have such a clever and talented and creative Mum. Have a wonderful weekend Miss Sally. X

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  9. Awww she looks completely adorable!

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  10. What a gorgeous outfit!! And don't worry - I am sure she will soon master climbing in a dress (and all the other things little girls need to do whilst dressed up pretty.....like helping with the car oil changing etc...or maybe that is just my girl lol)

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  11. Oh she looks so cute and what a wonderful outfit and such beautiful photos. Hope your weekend is good.

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  12. oh my what a good idea sally. overalls to dress! red tights! hoody! i'm lovin it..

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  13. Ohhhh SOooooooo CUTE and worth at least $100 in any flash boutique! Adorably gorgeous you're so clever Sal! Why not put the overalls under the dress or poncho. She's so beautiful. XOXO

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  14. This poncho is just totally darling! can i ask where you got the pattern from?

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  15. I LOVE that pinafore, it's gorgeous! Lucky girl, she looks totally cute too in her new outfit. xo

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  16. Sal you are making some totally ACE stuff for Miss M at the moment.
    This is adorable - that hooded cape is to die for.

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  17. that red cape sooo adorable!!!

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  18. She looks so beautiful! Well done! I have used that Burda pattern before I really like it.

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  19. Stunning sewing,love the covered buttons. I can remember I had a similar red riding hood poncho when I was little.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  20. What a gorgeous dress! Love the matching button and ruffle - and the cape is brilliant!
    And what a beautiful daughter!! :)

    Jillx

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  21. Oh my gosh Sal, I love it! Seriously, great job, love the rolled hem, and the whole outfit is just too cute!

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  22. What a gorgeous outfit! I love the poncho.

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  23. Just catching up on my Blogging....Tax time and blogging don't go hand in hand :-)

    Sally that dress is adorable and I love the little honcho.....Ms.M is just too cute!! Beautiful sewing job!

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  24. Those outdoors shots look amazing, especially that first one.

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  25. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I love the black pinnie with red stockings! And the hood is so cute too.

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  26. Oh doesn't she look just adorable Sally? This coming from a dyed in the wool "never having kids" type woman!!! Great job with the outfit I must say! x

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  27. Loving the hood and the ruffles - so, so cute. Love your photos.

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