Nothing really new, there was no time to try a new pattern!
The plan was to make a simple skirt, the reversible skirt that I have made many times
it is easy and fast, and it looks good.
I added a little bunny since it is the season!
Then I made a little knit top, it is slightly different than the many t-shirts
I used this pattern which I acquired for free on one of their free pattern Friday,
it has a lower neck line and 3/4 sleeves, but the shape is the same as the free pattern.
Once I had made these 2 elements,
I relaxed and went to bed, after all it was a outfit,
and it looked good together.
This morning, I realized what make a great outfit are accessories!
Now if you have sewn clothes or doll clothes, you know those take a lot of time,
which I was running out of, so I made of the fastest accessories I could think of: a beret!
Pink berets are very fashionable for dolls right now since Grace has one.
I made it out of felt following this tutorial, which means no seams to finish.
I really liked where it was going but felt it was missing something,
another accessory was needed to really make it a cool present to receive.
So I sewed one more, but it was time consuming,
definitively not something I recommend when time runs out,
but I was up for the challenge: a backpack.
It is super cute, I have made one before (but did not blog about it!)
It has quite a few pieces, with interfacing and it is fully lined,
the pocket in the front adds a cool touch.
I used this pattern, not a free one like the others.
The colors of the print ties the blue and hot pink together,
and it also works with the reverse side of the skirt: white, pink and brown.
If I had more time, I would have made another top to go with that side,
but by then it was time to go and I barely had time to take a few pics!
Here are a few pics of the first backpack I made a few years go,
using the same pattern.
It was for back to school in September 2013!
Miss C has enjoyed it very much,
so I knew it was a great accessory.
She came back from the party, and her friend was pleased with the present!
Just another day in paradise.....