Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Penguin outfit.

Ready, Set , Sew........

Its that time of the year - Time for KIDS CLOTHES WEEK - a seasonal sewing challenge  This is my first time joining in on the fun. It is a wonderful website with so many ideas for children's clothing handmade by amazing people who love to sew. Yesterday was day one and I made two outfits for Bella. ( We are getting visitors on Wednesday which means today will be mostly cleaning house but I will make time for some sewing inbetween)

This post will be about Isabella's new Penguin outfit. Isabella loves moveable and colorful which this outfit is both!

Don't know why but my kids NEEDS pants . Both of the outfits I made I used DANA's KID Shorts Pattern. Staple in my sewing room I tell you. If you can sew and don't have it yet go get it HERE - Go on you cannot go wrong. It is versatile and in all sizes for boys and girls.
These pants was inspired by THIS PIN. that led me to the 3D Pleated summer dress tutorial - so beautiful. I loved everything about it. I wondered if it could work on Dana's kid short pattern. I first made the pleats and sewed them together with a bead attached and then cut the pattern.They turned out pretty cute, don't you think?


I was just going to stencil on a white t-shirt but then saw my blue chevron knit fabric from Girl Charlee matches perfectly and set out to cut and make my first t-shirt. I just used a plain t-shirt from Bella to outline her size and then everything fell in place. We found a cute little penguin when I googled penguin clip art to make a stamp and used fabric paint to stamp it on.

the stamp was done late last night so there was no way I could get the picture without the camera shadow - oops.
I added some blue rib fabric and there you have it.

 Bella wanted to try it on immediately when I took some pictures.


not much keeps her busy for a long time but she loves to sit and play with my buttons for quite some time. She doesn't tire of it and will play with it making her own games everyday when I sit and sew.
I LOVE the creative mind of a child.

Ok, I am off to clean the House -  UGH!!!!


  1. Hi! I just saw your shorts with the 3D pleats. They look amazing!
    Marta (DoGuincho)

    1. Hi Marta, thank you. I love all your things but those two dresses with the 3d pleats are fabulous and I couldn't wait to try it out.


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