This is the first of several outfits I have made for my great niece, Isabella aka Bella. She is an adorable little girl who always seems to have a big smile on her face and doesn't mind having headbands and hats on her head! Her mother, my niece, has been putting them on her since the day she was born so Bella doesn't know any better!
With the protracted winter and a very wet spring, it has been difficult to get to my sewing and crafting. Everything is located in the bowels of the house which has taken on water several times in the past month! The basement gets an inch of water in it every time we have a long stretch of heavy rain. As much as I love the water, that is not my idea of a good time!
At any rate, the weather has finally settled down. We are enjoying comfortably cool weather and my work area is finally fit for service.
The dress shown above is called a "pillowcase dress." Although it is not made from a pillowcase, the concept was used to create it. My niece sent a picture of one she saw online and asked if I could make one. My reply, "I can make anything!" So that is my interpretation of a pillowcase dress. The shoes jumped out at me when I was shopping. I love shoes and Bella needs cool shoes to go with her hats!
The next project was a cute romper. I embroidered flowers and put a pocket that looks like a little flowers pot or vase. The matching hat completes the ensemble. (Either pair of shoes will go with this outfit!)
I really love this one. The little flower is attached to a headband.
The embroidery on the bib of the romper was done on my Babylock Ellisimo sewing/embroidery machine. I love my Babylock!
I made this little bib using a Diva Baby pattern. Can't wait to make more. The possibilities are endless!