Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I love little matching sets, but since it's rare for me to find a single store pattern that has exactly what I want, I usually cobble together my own, like this one I made a few weeks ago:
The top is a fabulous free pattern called the Gymboree Top courtesy of Kristen over at Fiddlehead. A few of you longtime readers may remember I made a few of these a year ago just before my daughter was born, so she could wear them as dresses:
They STILL fit!! And making them is fast & easy, so it's a definite favorite.
For the bottoms, I used a vintage diaper cover pattern from the 80s (man, does saying that make me feel about 100 yrs old!). It was Simplicity 7109 circa 1985 (later patterns with this # are for something completely different). My mom gave me a ginormous box full of old patterns she had & this was one of them. There were loads of good ones, so I won't be short of projects for a while. I loved how they snap up both sides:
It's fully lined with the same fabric, was pretty easy to make and fits great over a cloth diaper too:
Fun little ensemble with free patterns - can't go wrong!
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