Sunday, August 08, 2010

Chicken Top

This is still my favourite Ottobre pattern. I made a few a couple of years ago and they were worn a lot. So here is a new one for Eva made from some fantastic chicken fabric I found at Spotlight (in the quilting section).

The only sensible picture I managed to take was of the back.

Love the red flower buttons
They came from a big pack of buttons I bought at Spotlight. Not the best quality, but they are great for children's clothes. They are also excellent for children to sort, group, pair, learn colours etc. A pack of buttons can keep a child very happy while I am sewing them some clothes.

22 comments:

Kate said...

How are we meant to look at the dress when the model is so darn cute?

Ashleigh said...

Gorgeous dress and fabric is too cute. Your little girl is cuter though. You really do get some great photos from children of this age!++

Amanda said...

Eva is so cute! I love the top and the fabric.

Selina said...

I love it! I wonder if I can find a copy? ;)

beccasauras said...

Loev the shots, they look better on the computer than the phone! And what a poser! Buttons work well for while, mine's older now, more bribing needed haha. And she def wouldn't wear a chicken top!

Sarah Slaven said...

Eva makes a cute model with attitude. I love the chicken dress, it's making me clucky, sorry way bad joke :-)

picklesticks said...

That top is great! I look forward to making many similarly lovely things now I have a girl at my house. Love the buttons too!

Louise said...

What a cute little chicken she is! And buttons are hugely popular with all ages in this house!

Karen said...

Kate this is adorable -I love the chicken fabric!
I have those buttons too - the girls sort them into one of those divided Tupperware lunch-boxes, all the red ones, all the teapots etc. This gives me extra sewing time - so in my mind it's a winner!

Pauline Perh said...

The dress is cute :) and Eva is making equally cute expression to match her dress. ;>

patchworkdelights said...

That dress is sooo cute. Love the chicken's, cute little model !!!

Jill said...

Great fabric for a gorgeous dress!

our shabby cottage said...

Oh, Kate, she is just so cute! Love that fabric in the dress.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- that's adorable! And clearly Eva loves it too LOL!

Black Eyed Susie said...

Both the dress and the girl are very cute! I think Spotlight fabric is improving.

Jo said...

Beautiful dress! I must be going wrong somewhere with Spotlight - I don't seem to find anything inspiring lately. And great idea with the buttons as an activity for the kids - I'll have to put a bag on my list for the next visit to spotlight!

Sue said...

Eva is such a gorgeous little model in that sweet little chicken dress. What cute fabric and such a great design too!

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Super cute! I think I have the ottobre. And I love those button packs! Keeps the kids happy xox

Angie said...

I perfect combination or fabric, pattern & cutie!

Corrie said...

oh so perfect! we love the big button bags too, keira's favourite job was to sort them all out and at times swish them all around the carpet and under furniture - not one of my favourite jobs!

you've got a love a good ottobre pattern!

Corrie;)

Chookyblue...... said...

blue chooks.......what more can I say but perfect..........

Michelle said...

Love the chicken fabric!