Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lil Sis Ensemble

I had the great opportunity to test this adorable pattern for Sara Norris this week.

I love the look of it with all the heirloom laces, but I just could not find any in town, so I made mine out of fabrics!

Isn't it cute!?
I just LOVE how it turned out.

Then... I got carried away and decided it needed an outfit to go with it.
So, I emailed some of my girlfriends who just had babies and told them that the first person to email me their babies measurements won the whole sh-bang.

My (sister's) sister in law emailed promptly and picked out this lil sis design from Planet Applique. I don't have that one, so I just used the Valentine Applique set to say lil sis (which is sooo much cuter cause it has the hearts on the i's!)

Here's the back with my little tag on it. :)
I love my tags.

I had the hardest time deciding which buttons to put on this dress.
I didn't have any animal print or covered buttons, so I had to use what's in my stash... which is quite a few...

I don't know how you can have that many buttons and have none that look perfect.
So... anyways... I posted a poll on sewforum and on my facebook page and the results were almost overwhelmingly for the black. So, I went with those.
Thank you to everyone who helped me decide!

I just organized my buttons like that after seeing this post!
I'm so happy with them. Thank you for the great idea LeAnne!

I made this little outfit for my sister to give Hannah Kate, too, and I really wanted to make these little shoes to go with it... but decided that it was ridiculous.

but..... then my Mom made these little boots for Sophie from the same pattern and I knew I would fall over and drop dead if I didn't make some... immediately.

So, I made these!
(enter excited squeal here!)

You guys don't know about my love affair with baby shoes... because I've only shown these shoes that I've made.... but let me tell you Ella had about 25 pairs of size 4 shoes.
No. I'm not kidding. I don't know what it is about tiny shoes?... I just LOVE them!

These are no exception. I REALLY love them.
Lucy wanted to know if 'they were for her Barbie'.
I wanted to beg Jerry for more babies.... sigh.

I said no to Lucy. Mr. Cole said no to me. :(
So I guess this is all getting shipped off to Miss Hannah Kate.
I can't wait to see pictures of her in it!!!

Is it crazy that I had to make that whole thing just to go with one accessory?
shrug... eh.


jellaan said...

Cute, cute, cute!! The ensemble is adorable!! What pattern did you use for the dress?

Thanks for sharing your organized buttons....I need to do the same!! I've got plenty of boxes with dividers, so now I know what to use them for. :)

ShirleyC said...

I think the little shoes just complete the outfit. I'm glad you found someone who wanted it. It'a adorable.
I'm so embarassed. I didn't realize your mom had a blog. I always try to follow those links in Blogger, but they don't always show up for some reason. Drives me nuts!
I'm glad you posted her link.

BConky said...

Hannah Kate will be the cutest ever in that outfit. Can't wait to see the matching shirt for Ben. ha ha

Amanda S. said...

Wow! SO CUTE! This makes me want to go sew something for my tiny girl.

Mama Lusco said...

Love this!

megangorman said...

DEAR LORD those shoes are the cutest thing i've EVER seen!!!!!!!!

Chelsi said...

Adorable! LOVE ths shoes, well the whole outfit of course! Your story reminded me of the book, "If you give a Mouse a Cookie." You could have "If you give Nicole a hat pattern to test." HA!! :)

Stacia said...

This is adorable. You have an eye for choosing fabrics.

Just Jo said...

Nicole-way too cute! Yes, those shoes are baby makers....

Teri said...

This is just adorable to cute for words!!!

Michelle said...

Cole - I love this!! It is so sweet. Next time...include me in the e-mail...I want cute baby clothes, too!!! I've got to get an order in. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!!

Kristiina said...

Hey there. This outfit is adorable! I posted a comment on Facebook, but wasn't sure that you would see it. Do you sell these shoes? In size 4? Thanks!

Brittany said...

Very cute stuff! I love the giraffe print and especially the little shoes. Oh, and how your buttons are so organized!

Gwen said...

Adorable! I want some! (Oh, I want the cute little feet that fit into them, too!) May I use the picture of the shoes for my "Talk Back Thursday" post tomorrow? Thanks! :)