I have already blogged about Harry's outfit, I have been meaning to post about Ella's - it was way too cute.
It started with the O+S Class Picnic Shorts. This pattern calls for woven fabric, but I had knit fabric in my mind from the beginning. I had not seen it done before with that pattern.
The first pair I made, size 12-18 months. Without the nappy, I think Ella's shorts size is going down, not up. They were a little too big - my idea, put them in the dryer and shrink them. Yes they shrunk a little bit, but the dye came out of the cheap spotlight fabric and ran. So time for a second pair, this time 6-12 months to get the look I was after.
This pattern worked really well in the knit, the only thing that I had to change were the front facings. I cut them out as per the pattern, but in order for them to fold over the front piece, I had to double fold them, so they are half the width of the original - which I like.
The fabric for the shorts - the stripe is from Spotlight. My machine usually does not like Spotlight knit fabric and chews it up, but with this it had no trouble at all. The red - that is Patty Young from last year. This is lovely soft knit and I wished I bought more of it.
I am really happy with these shorts - I can see more pairs in my future - too bad they dont go down to 3-6 months as I am sure Ella could get away with a smaller pair.
What do you think of Ella's costume - way too cute if you ask me. She loved the pigtails and has requested to have this hairstyle more often.