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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Princess & the Pea Shortie Outfit for Ella

I would usually post the front of an outfit first, but in this case, the back is so cute, I thought we'd start there.

I was inspired by this adorable Princess & the Pea fabric I got from an online friend. It has a soft hand and a very large scale print. I thought it would be easy to find a co-ordinate, but it took a long time to find this simple magenta dot. I was hoping to go with something purple and this was perfect. There was only about 3/4 yd on the bolt and I wasn't sure if that would be enough for shorts as well, so I also bought it in a hot pink colorway. As it turned out, I have more princess fabric to do something with the pink dot!

I wanted to try the SIG Delaney pattern of which I had seen so many cute versions. Everyone said it was a quick and easy sew and boy, were they right! This was done in about 1/2 hour. The pieces are just rectangles. I used lime ric rac on the bottom. All of the seams are serged, so it should be a sturdy wash-n-wear outfit.

Simple bloomers complete the ensemble. Both are size 3, but they look generous to me. I bet these will fit for 2 summers.


Donna said...

I looked at this fabric too and couldn't figure out what I'd do with it, but you have made an adorable outfit! I love the coordinating fabric you chose!

Elisabeth Rose said...

I wasn't sure what to do either, but with this big print, simple was best. Did you get some of it, too?

Donna said...

I didn't, but after seeing how cute yours turned out, I wish I had! Isn't that the way it always goes? You've got such a good eye for possibilities :).