Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Too cute for Words!

Some people might use "adorbs" or "ca-uuuute", but I feel these serve no justice for what you are about to see.

Presenting, the Apron Top!
 Ok, it wasn't my idea, but I saw it linked on another blog to the original tutorial by Everyday Chaos here, and knew I had to do it immediately. Forget the pile of "ideas" gathering dust on my ironing board, or fabrics strewn in the corner, or E's one curtain that has yet to be finished and hung, this was top priority! Also I forced myself to finish a project I had been avoiding (more on that later), so I wanted to *treat* myself with something "adorbs", haha.
I reworked a dress I had made for E earlier this summer, posted here. It was a good idea in my head, but I never really loved it once I finished it, and she only wore it once. I followed the Prudent Baby snappy top tutorial, which is great, but I had problems with the neck and feel it would be better with a corduroy or something heavy as a jumper. It wasn't summer enough for me. Fortunately, there was enough fabric in the dress to salvage and rework it into this!
Fun, light, perfect for summer!

Halter neck ties, but I may cross them and attach to the back to make a more comfortable fit.
The bodice is an Echino cotton linen blend that I really love, but I used up my last bits making this!
If she was about one year younger and I had more of either fabrics, I would totally make matching bloomers to go with it, but I think it looks great with leggings...and could maybe stretch into early fall layered with a sweater.
Did I just say the "f" word?


J. A. E said...

These creations of yours make me wish I was toddler.

Emily said...

So cute! You are so talented!! I can't wait to have babies so I can dress them in cute clothing like this!!

joy said...

Aw, thank you!!

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

cute! I have that pattern pinned... I love how it turned out for you!

Bridget said...

I love it, glad the tutorial worked for you! The color combo is fantastic.

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