Tuesday, September 27, 2011

La La La La La La.... the Smurf Sandpiper

Remember Ella's green dress?
When I was posting that I remembered that I forgot to show the first Sandpiper I made.
I make so many things that, unfortunately, many of them do not make it to the blog.

But I couldn't let this one go without a post. I made it WAY back at the beginning of August when I tested this pattern for Laura, but I just wanted you guys to see it. It just came out so cute!

The Sandpiper is a really great and easy pattern. I love that it uses knits.
Have I told you I love knits?... and my kids do, too.

A little birdy told me that Laura has more knit patterns in the works and I, for one, could not be more excited!

This pattern lends itself greatly to leggings- my girls favorite choice in leg wear.
I had the opportunity to test a leggings pattern for Jocole and could NOT be any happier. I have tried many, many leggings patterns- from the main pattern companies, independent designers, and European patterns. I don't know how she did it... but this is BY far the greatest and best fitting leggings pattern I have ever seen.

I will be making these by the dozens.

For the little bow, I just appliqued some of the fabric to a piece of felt and hot glued it in the middle of the bow. Easy Peasy and Ella loves it.
She was actually able to wear this outfit to see The Smurfs at the movie theater.
We had so much fun!

Wondering where I got the Smurf knit from?

A few years ago, my kids had really gotten into The Smurfs and I found these pajama pants in the clearance section at Kohl's. I think the top was missing- so I got them for a steal and they've just been collecting dust in the stash... until The Smurfs movie came out and renewed Ella's love for all things Smurf.

Women's pajama pants are a great source for cute knits. You can find licensed prints all the time. I don't know about you guys, but my kids love those characters.
These pants were women's size Medium and I was able to get the bodice and a pair of leggings and a doll outfit!

Jocole's leggings pattern has a doll pattern for leggings included (which was wonderful) and I just drafted the pattern for dolly based on Laura's design for the Sandpiper.
I'm going to offer it as a FREE download as soon as I can figure out some stuff on this little laptop.

The girls love it so much when I make them matching doll clothes.
Lucy was jealous that I was doing a photo shoot with Ella's doll, so we had to do a quick shoot of her Strawberry Shortcake dolls, too.

Aren't they the cutest?


BConky said...

I love this outfit it's so cute. I found a vintage Papa Smurf Santa doll cutout for you off ebay. I think you'll love it. It's like our old flintstone cutouts, if you remember them.

Marianne said...

How cute! My 4-year-old granddaughter has a Smurfette backpack. She would love this outfit! Thanks for sharing.