Flip this Pattern September
It will be no surprise that this post is about yet another flip for flip this pattern over at Frances Suzanne.
I was so happy to see that the pattern for this month is for The Alphabet Collection from Pattern Anthology. It consists of 4 pieces and is unisex. I definitely want to use it for both the kids which makes it a great pattern for my collection. For Miss Bella I made the BBC vest, the W pants and the Recess Raglan.
She loves the whole outfit and we took her tricycle to the park across the street to climb her favorite tree and ride her tricycle - I got a few good pictures for a change so apology for the picture overload.
The jacket is full of zipper detail. I left the actual pull piece on the zipper when I added it to the flair part of the jacket and she loves playing with it.
The T-shirt I divided the sleeves and bodice part in 3 colors. I love this pattern and can see myself sewing up a few for both kids. I like the 3 quarter sleeves and it makes for an easy transition into winter and their hands are still free to go crazy.
When we were at Disneyland I saw a woman with cute shorts that had a high waist with a zipper and hoped I could try it for the flip of the W pants.
I am very happy with how it turned out.The sides has shirring with elastic thread which is wonderful for contouring around toddler hips and bellies:)
The bottom I opened up with a slit and added 3 different colored buttons and added a pink inlay for when we have the buttons over and the pants lies on the shoes open. Pink fabric was also added on the inside of the pants for contrast.
I saw Jenny on Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis(BRAVO) wear a jacket with a zipper on the circular bottom and fell in love. This is how I flipped the jacket. I added a circular flair to the bottom of the jacket instead of the pleated bottom. I took a metal zipper and separated the two parts and add them to each side with pink bias fabric to round it off on the inside. The top part I changed by adding the white piece of fabric ( first I sewed in parts of a pink zipper into the fabric resembling pin tucks.) I chose the metal buttons to compliment the metal zipper. o so Cute - No?
and what do you know the whole outfit is flexible enough to keep up with Miss Bella. She climbed this tree as if she was in a leotard.
There you have it. I hope you have enjoyed my pictures of my girly flip for September. Next up will be Arthur's outfit.
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