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Spring/Summer wardrobe has a new addition this week and I’m in love.
Remember this cute little pillowcase romper I made for Kristin’s baby shower? Remember how I wanted to make one for the little Goose and was bummed that I didn’t have enough fabric left over?
Well, I came up with an outfit to use what was left of the pink/white damask material.
I started with the top. I actually had planned on a completely different style top but while I was cutting it out I was chit chatting with Paula and cut out the wrong style top for what I was planning. There are pillowcase dress/top tutorials ALL over blog land. I don’t follow any specific one, I’ve made enough of these I just do my own thing now but if you need one just type “pillowcase dress tutorial” into google and you’ll be set.
Once I had the base of the top cut out (the pink/white damask) I added the polkadot & chevron ruffles and used the polkadot for the tie around the top. When it was all done it was cute but I wanted something else and an elephant came to mind.
Again I went to google. I typed in “elephant” and scrolled through 100’s of pictures until I came up with one I thought would be cute (and simple to cut out…not too much detail).
I printed out my image and then traced it onto wonder under and then ironed it onto the fabric and cut it out. I did the same thing for the ear piece. I am OK with the elephant fraying a little bit around the edges because I really wanted to do the running stitch look around the body. I love how it looks. I had fun adding a bow. I free handed the eye (love the little eyelashes) and the tail. I left the end of the tail free (knotted at the end on both sides of the fabric) so it would look like a real elephant tail (at least a little bit).
Aren’t the little tail *hairs* so cute?
Next up was the pants. By now you should all know my favorite *go to* pant/capri/short pattern. The ruffled capris & pants pattern has served me very well. I use it almost exclusively because it is SO easy to alter and so far runs very true to size for us.
The gray with white dot material was much easier to make into the bottoms than the chevron has been 🙂 no need to worry about matching up chevron lines. I used the pink/white damask for the top ruffle and then a wider piece of grey/white chevron for the bottom ruffle.
Here is the complete outfit
I am so happy with the end result! I just love pink and grey together and can’t wait for little missy to get to wear it. I’m thinking the next nice day we’re headed to the zoo so she can go show her friends the elephants her tribute to them!
Tonight I am hosting card swap. I have so much to get done around the house and in keeping with tradition there are about 5 places I am suppose to be all at the same time this evening. I am excited to share all our cards from this month with you, I know they’ll be great!
If you’d like to see more of the outfits I’ve made for the Goose in my attempt to create her custom spring/summer wardrobe they can be found here. I’ve got many more to be adding over the next while. I’m so excited about it all, I love finding beautiful fabrics to mix and match.
One more day until the weekend!!!!!
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