Saturday, April 12, 2014

a Bella outfit for "Calling all kids"

Alida over at Alida makes has this really cool series called Calling all kids . ( Browse through her blog and look at all her creations - Cool is definitely the word) Calling All Kids is a series that explores children’s clothing as it relates to gender. Not all girls like pink or dresses and some boys likes pink etc. and it isn't always easy to find the clothes that our kids are looking for. That is the reason I love sewing not only for myself but also for my kids. Now that my kids are getting older they have a voice when it comes to the clothes I make for them. Arthur is very specific about what he likes and well Isabella is a bit of a wild child :) She does like dresses but I always have to make pants because she is always dancing,climbing,crawling etc.Her favorite outfit is  a shirt from her brother and some leggings. To fit her personality we like to use vibrant colors too!!

It turned out just like I envisioned it.
I made some Triangle pants by See Kate Sew and also a Raglan recess with a bimaa hoody and  added a bottom ribbing. Only after I started cutting did I realize that the  patterns are both  from see Kate Sew. Perfect match indeed. I used all organic knits that I ordered from Fabricworm I love the cardinal print on the pants and have been wanting to order it for a while. I also knitted a slouchy beanie to finish the look....
the NR 3 on the shirt was made by making some doodles with black,red and yellow sharpie on Avery iron-on transfer  for dark fabrics. I cut out a 3 and ironed it on... pretty cool!
I used orange elastic as waistband on the pants.

 there is definitely some Bob Marley going on in this picture
 what kid wouldn't love these pockets?

 She is quite the mischief but those eyes just melts my heart.....

It's signature look week over at Project Run and Play so I will be back soon ...... but for now go over to Alida Makes and browse all the great handmade outfits 


  1. !!! Carin this outfit is amazing! Absolutely loving that cardinal print :) you're awesome.

  2. you always make such funky outfits!!:) those pants are amazing! can't see hat anything went wrong!


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