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Summer Outfit


I’ve made a goal recently to make Ellie all her summer attire this year. I have banned myself from the outlet mall in Park City because it’s always just too tempting and I always have buyers remorse immediately after any purchase. In addition I’m going to try to produce a few summer shirts for myself and not buy any. Although I would love to go get a new dress to wear to Gary’s 20th High School Reunion next month. Hmm…

The goal for Ellie is realistic though. It is my opinion that patterns for wee ones are more basic and simple for the most part. I made these shorts for her a few days ago.  It is vintage corduroy I picked up at a sweet little shop in Corning NY while visiting family last winter.  Gotta love those sweet little blooms.

My favorite thing about these are the little gathered pockets

Once I got the shorts finished I had to make a shirt. I wasn’t lovin’ any of the patterns on hand so I traced my own pattern from one of the dresses I purchased for Ellie when we visited Leslie in Germany. I just made it shorter. I had fun with it because is was essentially from scratch and a big experiment to see if I could produce something without a pattern.


  1. angie

    Such a talent! What more can I say… You have such a talent. 🙂

  2. grandma mckenney

    Way cuter than any Carters. Keep up the cute ideas. And we will find you a dress on the 25!!

  3. Taralyn

    So cute!! What a talent! Want to make my girls some clothes?? lol

  4. GBM

    These might be my favorite yet. Can’t wait for my “vintage corduroy” boxers 😉

  5. Leslie

    You rock the sewing machine! You’ll save money staying away from the outlet . . . so why not splurge on a dress! You totally should, it is a big event!

  6. Charie

    I agree…my favorite so far too. I love the little gathered pocket. The material is so sweet too. Love it!

    Go for the dress…you hot mama you!

  7. Danielle

    Love the outfit! You do such nice work! 🙂

  8. michelle

    SO cute!!! I love that outfit!!! Good for you!! Ü

  9. meriam

    Like Mother Like Daughter! Way cute Dannette! I remember your Mom doing the same thing….as for me, if it needs a button sewed on, throw it away!!!! Well, maybe I’ll sew a button. Ü



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