Saturday, July 2, 2011

4th of July Duds: Cottage Home Sew-Along Reveal

I love, love, love Mz. I's new outfit.

I was hesitant about making this pattern, since the XS size was 2T-3T, and my little girl comfortably fits into 18m, but it was really easy to modify the pattern. When cutting out the top, I measured one of Mz. I's shirts whose length I liked, and adjusted the length of the cut piece. The width I figured would be fine - the design is 
more blouse-y than fitted. 

I love it!

The shorts were basically the same - I measured an existing pair that she had and modified the pattern slightly. I shortened the waist 
and legs, and brought the seams in about 1/2" to accommodate 
her tiny legs.

Love, love {L-O-V-E} the shorts! 
(and the little bows!)

(and this little bow, you can only see when she 
shows off her belly button!)

When listing the fabric requirements for this pattern, Lindsay promised there would be enough leftover for whatever accessories we wanted to make.

Mz. I has a serious love affair with hats. 
So I made her a newsboy girl(?) cap

I. Just. Love it!

Did I mention that this pattern, while complicated looking, was really quite simple?

Thank you Lindsay, for hosting this great sew-along!

<3 AmberLou

Hey! I'm one of the five finalists! Please go vote for this outfit here

sharing at some of these great parties!


  1. The outfit is cute enough, but that hat just puts it over the top!

  2. Ooooooooh, it's adorable! I am really, really loving the flower on the hat. What a great touch. Make sure you add your pics. to The Cottage Home flickr group :-). Thanks so much for sharing your precious outfit!!

  3. And I see you already added them!!

  4. I love this! She is so darn cute!! I'm visiting over from funkyjunkinteriors. I'm hosting my first ever blog party and its all 4th of July-all Red, White, and Blue! I'd love for you to link up and share with me!

    Hope to see you over at my place soon!

  5. cute, cute, cute! Hello.I discovered you on Sew and Tell Fridays via Amylouwho. So excited that I found this creative and fun linky! I am a crafter, hand sewer,embroiderer,cross-stitcher and I am just learning to use a sewing machine! I would love to connect with you and share fun projects. Please visit me and follow along! Thanks! Please visit me @ mommiesandbeyond dot com

  6. Thank you so much for linking this up! I love it! So cute! Perfect for my first blog party celebrating the 4th of July!

    I'm hosting my first ever weekly blog party and it starts today! It is called {re}create into something new! So please link up anything that you have reinvented, repurposed, recycled, revamped, reused, reorganized or redone!

    Thanks again!
    Kaitlin--The Not So Simple Housewife


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