I had a lot of fun making an outfit for Natalie.
Her dress is a basic A-line shift dress in a mustard yellow, linen look fabric, made from a pattern I drafted using five other dresses as guidelines (and lots of old bed sheets as muslin prototypes :)).
The challenge was to create a look based off Katy's bias skirt tutorial.
Even with the bias strip detail, the dress is quite simple, so I thought I would spice things up a bit in the back with a surprise exposed zipper.
I made some snug stretch lace leggings to go underneath, made from a thrifted woman's shirt.
Then, I made a cute cardigan to layer on top.
This is probably my most favorite piece. I love cardigans myself, so a baby cardigan...oh kill me. I love it. I even snapped pictures for a tutorial using just a onsie as a pattern, so you should see that coming up.
It's made from a funky sleeveless sweater I found at my local thrift shop.
She kept looking off frame at the remote control truck Reid was driving around behind me. I guess that is more interesting than me spitting raspberries at her. :)
Then I tried giving her an apple as a prop.
It made for some cute pictures.
But she looked up at me even less. She could not keep her eyes off that apple!
I can't help but wonder if she was thinking something like..."If only I had teeth..." ha ha.
Did I tell you she turned 6 months old last week, has been teething and been eating solids? She's growing up so fast. Too fast.
Oh...I named it, Simple Lines. I think it's fitting.
Happy weekend to you!
P.S. I also happen to be guest posting today at I'm Feeling Crafty for Louise's Sew Ready to Play series. If you get a chance. Come say hi!