Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Project Run & Play Week 4: Valentine Love for my Nieces

This week's focus at Project Run & Play is Valentine's Day!  I focused my efforts on sending some love to my two nieces who live thousands of miles away from us.

JULIA, M's birthday gift is below! :)

Little M will be one next month so this is her birthday gift.  I used a lovely hand screen painted vintage cotton for the top and matching shoes.  The blues will match her eyes beautifully!  The top is from Simplicity 2375 and the only change I made was to have the buttons on the outside in the back so I could use these sweet little German made vintage buttons!

arent' those buttons wicked cute!  sheesh, I hope those disappearing ink dots disappear!

I self drafted some capri pants in a soft light blue interlock using a pair of woven pants as a guide.  M wears cloth dipes like my kiddos and I wanted to make sure these would fit well so I made them have a higher rise than you tend to find in the stores.  I also added a heart patch pocket.   I wanted the heart to be seen while wearing the top so it's a bit lower than a pocket should be but she's going to look wicked cute in it either way!

The shoes are in the same cotton as the top and fully lined in a light blue cotton. Can you see the white on the flowers, it's like handpainted on there, special!  I used a waterproof slip proof outdoor fabric for the sole.  Oh, did I mention she lives in HAWAII!

My sister in law is a crazy fabulous photographer so I am looking forward to uber-cute photos of this outfit in action!

Now to get sewing for my sister's little girl.....I see a brightly colored twirly skirt in her future! 



  1. Vintage is my favorite to work with. You made it up beautifully! those shoes are great. What fun. I bet your sister and niece will love them! Great job Auntie!
    with love,

  2. That is beautiful. Love the colors and the outfit pieces! Completely jealous of your ability to make baby shoes! They look flawless!

  3. Sewing for nieces is the best!!! I'm sure "Little Miss" will LOVE her new attire :)...

  4. Darling outfit! It is so much fun when you can sew for family. I am sure the pictures will be beautiful.

  5. How lovely! I'm sure she will love it!

  6. this whole outfit is just too sweet, I love the little shoes, and those buttons. Just too too cute!!!

  7. Thank you for all the lovely comments and encouragement!