Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bobo Choses for my kids' clotheses

I've been eyeing Bobo Choses kid clothes for a long time, but I certainly couldn't fork over the dough for something they will grow out of so quickly. So I used Easter as an excuse to finally make something inspired by their awesome prints (the collar is definitely not bobo choses-esque, that's just my favorite clothing accessory).
Here we are again on Easter... (side note: my husband is in desperate need of better fitting church pants. I told him as soon as he graduates we are getting him to a tailor).
 (the two pieces that inspired this dress)



I did a freezer-paper stencil for the triangles on the fabric.
I traced a dress for the pattern (and cut the pattern out of 4 pieces of fabric so I could do lining by sewing them together in twos, turning inside out, and then sewing the back and front pieces together).

 I did a detachable collar by sewing large stitches on two long rectangles, and then pulling the thread. (And I scalloped the bottoms using my fancy sewing machine function). (Other collar tutorials of mine here and here.)
I added my own seam binding made from the same material as the dress, and sewed on a velcro closure! I love that the collar can be put with anything, but I am sure my friends are already sick of seeing this collar on my girls...
Hope you find something in this to be inspired by! Or maybe you all just think I'm crazy.

9 comments:

Diana Smith said...

You have such a darling family! I love all the projects you do on your blog, Pure talent!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

I love the dress for Olivia! You all look so cute on Easter.

Jessica said...

I love the way the painted triangles look. Such a stylin little girl!

toddler clothes said...

Cool,marvelous choice for kids,this type of dresses are best option for kids,it's look very comfort and color is also amazing,parents should choose comfortable and non allergic fabric kids dresses.

Taylor {Sew Much Love} said...

Looks adorable Katie!! I love her dress and thanks for recommending Bobo Chooses! I'd never heard of it and love everything there! I probably won't be buying anything anytime soon but there's lots of inspiration there!

Hope you guys are doing well in Florida!

Katherine McAdoo said...

that is the cutest dress ever! i love it - and it seems relatively easy to sew. i love the buttons on the shoulders!

LEPÄÄVÄ ESTEETIKKO said...

I'm surprised I hadn't commented earlier, your family photo makes me so glad with fun colours and painted details. I enjoy your colours and patterns and all, yes, I find it very inspiring here!

I don't usually buy too expensive clothes for my two kids, although sometimes it is hard to resist some of the cutest stuff... It is a great idea to make your own, quite original versions.

Nellie Duclos said...

With all due respect, I think if you took your husband's pants hem up to where it hits the top of his shoe, it would solve the problem. My sister had the same problem, she said her pants looked too big and baggy. But after taking up the hem, they looked 100% better! Love your little collars, what a fantastic way to dress up a solid color dress with a fancy print lace, bright print or just a contrasting color even for Mom's. Thanks for sharing.

online baby toys said...

really nice dresses for a baby....the colour matching is really good...