Tuesday, June 3, 2014

New Zealand Outfit

As I showed you earlier, my mother-in-law (with help from my sister-in-law) picked out some cute fabric for me! My in-laws went to visit my sister-in-law and her husband in New Zealand (they are living there for a few years doing academic research with a grant from the National Science Foundation). I knew right away that the fabric was perfect for an outfit for Evelyn...

I enjoyed working with these bright, summery fabrics! The ric-rac, buttons and armhole binding all came from my stash.

I had to redo the armholes a few times, since they were a bit too small on Evelyn. Still, I'm hoping we can wear it for a few months before it gets super tight on her. The skirt should last for awhile!

These can be worn together, although the skirt gets covered up quite a bit by the top. I prefer them separate. I'll have another post soon of Evelyn wearing these :)

Tunic Pattern: Free Download Here
Ric-Rac Hem: Tutorial Here
Skirt Pattern: Original

I didn't browse around too much, but I did find some of this fabric here.  I do know that we are lucky to have easy access affordable fabric available here in the US! 

I'm also grateful for loving sister-in-laws and mother-in-laws who know that I love playing with fabric!! Thanks again :)

1 comment:

  1. Super cute! I've done the same with an outfit for Mikaela. It can be worn together or separate.