A not so bad knock off...

Remember this sweet outfit from Bug and Belle?



Well, here is my take on it. I basically redrew a commercial pattern and added sleeves to it. Then I took a pants pattern, cut it off to cropped length, widened the leg a little and added elastic at the bottom. I have to say that I am very pleased with the results and it was a wonderful challenge for me to try to recreate something from just a picture and only a vaguely similar pattern. My niece, Clair will get this for her birthday next month.

Here is the detail of the embroidery. I cut some of the flowers out of the fabric and made sort of appliques out of them, and then hand embroidered the rest of it.

I took my inspiration from the pants fabric. I absolutely love this "celebrate spring" line of fabric from Moda. The colors remind me of cotton candy.


Finally the back.

Happy weekend to all! I plan to be busy sewing this weekend, trying to get one or two more things ready for Etsy.

6 comments:

randi---i have to say said...

Wow! The outfit came out PERFECT! I love the embroidery because it is so bright and cheery!

Kirsten said...

Great job! Claire will look so cute :)

Roxanne said...

Wow Linda! I am impressed! It looks exactly like it (only better I think!) Nice Job!

Holly said...

That is beautiful! You did an amazing job.

amandajean said...

You should be very pleased with your results! I had no doubt that it would be lovely. Nice, nice job, Linda. It's beautiful.

Katherine said...

Gorgeous, Linda! Your niece is going to look so sweet in this. I especially like the hand embroidered details.