Monday, October 05, 2009

More Clothes for Olivia
I went shopping at the Cotton Cupboard in Lakeway, TX and found so many wonderful fabrics, that I had to buy them. I knew they would be perfect for my daughter! Short on time, I decided to simplify my plans. That's when I went to the GAP to buy cotton knit shirts to go with the fabrics and hopefully matching tights. Perfect! The long sleeve t-shirts were plain to start. I simply took some of the fabric and made a simple design to applique on the shirt, and then for the first one, added a simple skirt to make a dress. Details...she loves the rhinestone heart at the bottom of the GAP t-shirt and was sad to see it snipped off in the process of making the dress. So, I cut it out and saved it for a little patch at the bottom of the skirt.




On the second outfit, I appliqued the white t-shirt with fabrics from two different skirts: the new brown and pink floral, and the older light blue and brown print. I love the hand stitching on the stems of the flowers on the white t-shirt.
The brown and pink skirt is a simple A-line style with a gathered waist. She loves it! And the best part, depending on how well these hold up, is that when spring arrives, I will cut the sleeves off and cut the tights into shorts so she can wear them for several seasons! Both outfits, the black dress, the white t-shirt and brown skirt were simple and quick to make. I spent all of one day on the project. LOVE IT! And so rewarding that they came out so well!




7 comments:

Sherryl said...

These are terrific.. We should do some of these for ourselves.. why should little girls be the only ones to have fun!

shellysquilts said...

Kathy, This is darling stuff. Well done!

norma said...

What a lucky daughter! These are adorable and I love the idea of sewing a skirt to the bottom of a T shirt. Great fabric and color choices.

Stacy Hurt said...

I'm telling you, you should open your own line of clothing; they are simply adorable. When do they come out in Big Girl sizes?

Jamie Fingal said...

She must just smile when she wears these delightful clothes. What a beautiful collection. Perhaps I hear another calling for you? Children's clothing designer? Very fun, colorful and cute! Looking forward to seeing you in Houston!

Vickie Hallmark said...

I want to be little again and wear such darling outfits!

Leslie Tucker Jenison said...

Olivia must be the envy of her class! These are terrific! I love the colors, and agree with you about the fabric being better in quilt stores than anywhere else.
Very cool, Kathy! I can't wait to see you in Houston.