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The Birthday Girl Outfit

2014 February 11
by elizabeth_admin

As I mentioned in my last post, Katie had her birthday party this past weekend.  Before I left San Diego, I made sure to make her a new outfit using her custom skirt pattern and the Kwik Sew PJ top pattern I use all the time.  This time, I appliquéd one of the skirt print motifs to her top.  First I used steam a seam to adhere it to the knit front before sewing the top together.  Then I zigzagged around the edges in a coordinating thread.   I added a lettuce hem using my serger.  My Brother serger is great for serging, but is only so-so with lettuce or rolled hems.  The coverage is kind of skimpy, but serviceable.






Sorry for the wrinkles; she wore it all day yesterday and already put it in the laundry before I thought to take pictures of it.

Sorry for the wrinkles; she wore it all day yesterday and already put it in the laundry before I thought to take pictures of it.








Doesn’t she look cute?

But that’s not all I gave her…  She needed some more supplies for her sewing room.  I included a seam ripper, three packages of bias single fold tape in pink, cream and navy, some elastic thread, flower trim for her doll’s dress, and a package of velcro.  The pièce de resistance though was the labels I had printed for her.  Hashi had posted about her labels and I absolutely adored them.  So I used her vendor to have Katie’s labels printed, (the link will take you to the custom printed labels part of the site).  They were quick and beautifully printed.  Hashi graciously helped me design the labels.  Aren’t they pretty?



The little boy who lives with me and I leave today to go back to San Diego.  We will miss NYC and our cousins.  I had an everything bagel this morning.  Sigh…  So hard to leave this city.


Hopefully we can come back soon!

4 Responses leave one →
  1. Judi permalink
    February 11, 2014

    Katie’s outfit rocks! You are a wonderful aunt and mom. Thank you for the label link.

  2. Nicole permalink
    February 11, 2014

    How old is Katie and at what age did she learn to use the sewing machine?

    • elizabeth_admin permalink*
      February 12, 2014

      Katie just turned 8 and started this past Xmas holiday when I gifted her the Janome Sew Mini sewing machine. She loves it. I think a focused child of 7-8 is ripe for learning this skill.

  3. February 13, 2014

    Mmmmm…I’ll take an everything bagel, toasted with cream cheese please! YUM!

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