The summer started very early this year and Koko needed some cool tees! But I couldn’t find any… so I had to sew them myself 🙂
And because it’s so cute I’ve also sewed a simple apple summer dress.
I used the shirt & dress pattern from the Ottobre 2014/3
Fabric I used: uni colored jersey / tricot, apple jersey / tricot from Hilco and a girls pyjama (wich I bought in the biggest size because I liked the toucan pattern)
I’ve made my own labels by cutting little items like a tulip or an apple out of ‘iron on flock transfer sheets’ and ironed it on bias tape. Supee Easy!
I know… it’s been raining and raining for weeks out here… but maybe you’re just like us going on a late vacation to a place where the sun is shining! Yay 😄
I sewed this cute reversable sun hat a few months ago and she worn it a lot (when it wasn’t raining… obviously 😒).
I used the pattern from ‘Sew natural’ (Dutch) The pdf includes a pattern in 4 sizes and a tutorial with pictures. All for free!
I love body warmers so I really had to make one for Koko 😉 I used a simple vest pattern (in this case from Ottobre 2012/3) with a hood and no sleeves. I took a size bigger because it has to fit over her clothes. Also the puffy filling makes it a tighter fit.
It’s reversible but I couldn’t find a zipper that works both ways… so now it kinda isn’t… I didn’t like the yellow dots fabric as much as the grey doves but it looks neat on the inside.
(Note to myself: In the future I really should take more ‘work in progress’ pictures to show you how I made it… 😉 ) I hope this is still helpful for you and if it isn’t; just scroll down to the last picture which is the cutest anyway!
I’ve cut al the panels twice; one for the outside and one for the lining, because you have to sew two vests. To make it a bit more interesting I included a paspel, label and an application on the outside vest.
On to the inside vest (yellow dots) I attached the filling and ribbing fabric.
I used the same way of sewing this together as the summer jacket. In this post you can find a very helpful tutorial about how to sew a reversible vest with hood and zipper (which I also used for this body warmer). At the end I’ve stitched trough the body warmer to keep the filling at it’s place.
Koko showing her new body warmer! You can tell she approves 😉