Tuesday, February 6, 2018

A Beatrix Potter Blouse for Phoebe

There are two Peter Rabbit buttons and two Jemima Puddleduck buttons, compliments of my mother-in-law redding out her button stash. 


The blouse fabric was given to me by a blog reader - I think it's actually vintage feedsack in a charming flower.  I love that Phoebe has this pretty blouse to wear under her denim jumper or overalls, or with this sweet little fair isle cardigan that Genevieve wore when she was little.


Instead of buttoned cuffs like that pattern called for, I just put elastic in bias-tape casing inside the wrists.  So much faster to sew and also faster to put on a toddler who has lots of postcards to read, marbles to roll, and dollies to tend.  And clothes to take off.  That girl.  She rarely keeps the same clothes on from morning to night if she can get into her dresser drawer without me noticing.


8 comments:

Lisa said...

She's just so cute.

Alica said...

Ah...just wait 'til she's a teenager! Hopefully she enjoys thrifting or sewing as much as she like wearing multiple outfits! :) Soooo cute!

Becky said...

My mother had some of those buttons! I love them. And that blouse. Phoebe is officially wearing my dream ensemble - overalls and flowered blouse with fair isle cardi.
The kid is pretty cute too.

Terri said...

How precious! I LOVE Peter Pan collars on little girls.

e said...

Absolutely adorable! For what it's worth, my daughter used to be like that with the outfit changes. Several per day! It didn't last. Her teen years were all blue jeans and black t-shirts. Her adult wardrobe is more colorful, thankfully, but still features a lot of jeans and t-shirts.

AmyK said...

I love the tights too! And Susanna is the same: changing her clothes all.the.time. Wanting to wear pjs during the day, changing a shirt if it gets a teeny bit wet, changing pants multiple times a day. I've mostly given up trying to convince her to keep the same clothes on all day.

Shauna said...

Very sweet little blouse, put together with all lovely old supplies, pattern included! I love that!

jenny_o said...

Such cute outfits on your sweet daughter. You must be relishing these days when she is young enough to still love the clothes that you love too. Like another reader commented, teenagers can get very stuck in wearing black and plain :)

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