Sunday, August 9, 2009
Skirts, Skirts, Skirts!
I absolutely loved this new fabric by Riley Blake Designs and just had to make an outfit for my little Kora Belle. She's nearly 18 months old and is my only grand daughter (right now). I'm sure she'll continue to be a bit spoiled by her grammi. I love making little clothes. When My DD Ariel saw me making skirts for Kenna and Kora she begged me to make her a skirt too but, I will have to show you those later as I haven't taken pictures of them quite yet.
The skirt pattern is by Chelsea Andersen of Pink Fig Patterns and can be made with strips of fabric or without. It's nice to have multiple options.
This is Kora Belle. I've been trying to get a picture of her in her skirt but I haven't found the right moment. Darn! I hate missing the moment when it's brand new and you're trying it on them. I did finally find a darling shirt at Walmart that matched it perfectly. Kora loves her momma's purse so I had to make a matching one to go with her outfit. Isn't it darling?
The Buttercup Purse is designed by Rae of Made by Rae. Both patterns are fun and easy to make. I really loved the buttercup purse and made one for Kassidy and one for Kenna and then a smaller one for Kora Belle. Just so you know I reduced the pattern pieces by 65% and made the strap 2 1/2" wide instead of 3" and the pocket I made 4" x 8" and then I made the length of the strap 17" long. You can adjust the length of the purse strap to the little girl you're making it for.
Thank you Chelsea and Rae for your creative inspirations and these wonderful patterns.