The Jasmine Dress and Lachlan Waistcoat

I have so many fabric scraps that just aren’t big enough to make adult’s clothing out of, so in an attempt to use all those scraps and remnants I have started designing and making clothes for kids and toddlers.

For first attempt I decided I’d off and purchase some tip top fun printed cotton from Fabrics Galore – this does make my plan to use up scrap obsolete, but at the time made sense to me…. plus i wanted to make some garments that were just spot on for my 2 god children in Australia.

I followed some online patterns, amending as needed

Jasmine Dress – http://bridgetbaxter.blogspot.co.uk/2008/04/happy-anniversary-to-you.html 

I changed the pattern to make the dress entirely reversible and added a contrasting fabric strip on the hem. I have made a size 4 dress.

 

Lachlan Waistcoat- http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/orlando-toddler-vest

I changed the pattern to make the waistcoat completed reversible and added front pockets – kids love to put things in them:) The waistcoat is approx size 3 Toddler.

Thanks to both of the above pattern tutorials, they provided inspiration.

jasmine dress green front tie detail
front tie detail
Jasmine dress green pink front
Jasmine dress green pink front
Jasmine dress green back
Jasmine dress green back
Lachlan vest trucks front
Lachlan vest trucks front – reversible waistcoat
Lachlan vest trucks back
Lachlan vest trucks back
Lachlan vest multi-colour spots front
Lachlan vest multi-colour spots front with pockets
Lachlan vest spots back
Lachlan vest spots back

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Mini Party Waistcoat

I found a simple toddlers waistcoat pattern on the Burdastyle website last week and decided I would test out the pattern and make something for one of my friends children.

The online pattern is for a size 2, so I adjusted it slightly so the waistcoat would fit a 3 year old. I also decided that it would be very cool if the waistcoat was fully reversible and also had a few pockets.

Here is the finished item – I just need to add so ultra cool buttons.

work trucks and spots waistcoat
work trucks and spots waistcoat - size 3-4
work trucks and spots waistcoat reverse
work trucks and spots waistcoat reverse
fabric bought for kids clothes
fabric bought for kids clothes

The pattern was downloaded for free from the Burdastyle website – thank to arsonista for uploading the pattern and instructions. http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/orlando-toddler-vest

Clothing for Children

I have been looking for ideas and inspiration for new projects – things to make and sell, and things to make for birthday presents.

A few hours on Google and looking at Burdastyle website along with other sewing blogs, I have a few ideas for future projects. I have friends who have children so I may spend the rest of this month in my sewing studio creating some girls dresses and maybe a boys vest. I think my 2 god children will receive a few handmade gifts from me later this year 🙂 Hopefully I’ll have a couple of items I can add to my Etsy Shop too!

A few websites and pictures I pinned today

http://www.sew-much-ado.com/2010/01/tutorials_01.html

http://tearosehome.blogspot.co.uk/2009/12/tutorial-scrappy-corsage.html

http://threadingmyway.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/dress-girl-around-world.html

http://www.burdastyle.com/projects