Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Princess & the Pea Shortie Outfit for Ella
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.