This is our little family (Sam on the way) in more stuff I made; Tim's (Topkids) overall has been seen before here. I made my dress, completely inspired by the dress (below) in Beetlejuice, do you remember this? I basically fell in love with this loose long floral dress and set out to make myself close to an exact copy of it for myself. Fortuitously it worked well as a maternity dress too. I felt lucky that dropped waist blouse-y Laura Ashley numbers were quite fashionable during the years I was producing children...
The blue floral dress with lace trim that Cassie is wearing is a TopKids pattern.
Below is a four generation picture; my grandmother, mother, Cassie and me. Cassie is wearing a dress made to the same pattern as the blue one above. It is interesting how the very different fabrics used give each dress a completely different feel; this one seems kinda "smart" while the floral and lace above give a far more "pretty and dressy enough for a party" feel, no? Perhaps this tiny set of two dresses makes up another miniature rogue's gallery (like yesterday), seeing the different looks you can get from one pattern by varying minor details; in this case the fabric.
This little romper is literally the only thing that I made for my own children and passed on to other little relatives that was returned to me (!) but unfortunately without the little blouse I had made to go with it. It had a really cute pink blouse to wear underneath, with a Peter Pan collar and full batwing sleeves gathered into elasticated wrists. The little floral romper here has a zip up the centre front and tabs with pearl snaps on the pockets and shoulder straps. From TopKids patterns.
Below is a picture of Tim and Cassie on Tim's fourth birthday (Sam is around by now, but is not in this picture!) Cassie is wearing a dress that was truly one of my favourites, out of all that I had made for her! It was of a lovely floral brushed cotton in very pretty shades of blue, green and violet, and had a sailor collar of soft ivory brushed cotton, around which I topstitched on a pale blue satin ribbon edging to enhance the sailor-y look. I loved seeing her in this dress.... she looks so pretty, doesn't she?
Below; I am with Tim and a fairly brand new Sam in a baby sling... Tim is wearing a red-and-white fair isle jumper knitted by my Mum, and I am wearing a blue, turquoise, red and pink cardigan with black and white geckoes that I knitted from a pattern, the details of which are unknown, sorry. It is knitted entirely in the intarsia method, with each section of colour in each row, in individual balls (ie, that is 15 different balls for some rows...), and is possibly the most complex thing I have ever knitted. Each row of the pattern was different from each other row, as you can imagine. Even the two sleeves were different from each other! The main of the knitting is in stocking stitch, but the red and pink sections are in reverse stocking stitch... my modern-day me is actually pretty impressed with my olden-day more-patient me.
I am embarrassed to admit that I went on to lose all appreciation of my own time and effort, and painted the entire interior of a house while wearing this thing, which explains some tiny spots of white paint now adorning the front. Also it has gone camping with us (and I recall wearing it 24/7 including sleeping in it on one particularly cold camping trip) and it has been a bed-jacket too. I still have it, but needless to say don't really wear it anymore. It has slightly felted, through bad washing.
(Later edit; in reply to some comments, it's a bit hazy in my memory now but I'm pretty sure I made this before I had little kiddies underfoot... just no pictures!)
below; the wrong side, showing the intarsia method of knitting used...