Whizzing back a few years now...
and here are some more of the little outfits I made for my children when they were small. These were "good" outfits, but of course I used to dress my children in good outfits on a day-to-day basis anyway, reasoning that they wouldn't fit into them for very long! So these clothes were worn to parties, to playgroup, to picnics, as well as for playing in the sandpit at home and to the beach; anywhere. We're not the sort of family to ever be precious about our clothes. Oh, OK then... with the exception of that Chanel style coat, I admit it.
These designs were all from TopKids magazines. I still have all nine of the magazines I bought, although none of the patterns I traced out! They were such wonderful magazines.. ooer, I've probably said that a few, or a dozen, times before, haven't I? I've got this tendency to rave about them, sorry. Such a pity they were discontinued. I've never seen such great, trendy, funky, interesting little children's patterns anywhere else since.
The dress Cassie is wearing has a few rows of smocking on the bodice and a little white Peter Pan collar, on which I hand embroidered a few flowers, stems and leaves mimicking the design in the floral. Another cute little dress that has gone, goodness knows where...
Tim's outfit was a little short overall, of a light denim fabric and with patches of a thickish checked cotton. I was pretty proud of this, and he wore it tonnes of times, until it got holes in the bottom... That red button sewn on the front is an aeroplane.
The button-up boxy little jacket is of the same light denim fabric, and has contrasting fabric for the pocket flaps and the hoodie part of it. The contrasting fabric is printed with cheerful hippos setting sail in sailing boats.
The pictures of Cassie alone and of the two of them, were taken on her first birthday.