Sunday, June 16, 2013

Overalls for Olive

I found this cute corduroy in Spotlight last week, it was down to $4.30 a metre so I bought the last 1 1/2 metres of it. It is that nice and soft baby cord. I found a great pattern in Ottobre 4/2011.
It looks a bit tricky when you first look at it, but really it is a little shirring, finish the top like a peasant dress and then bind the legs and add some snaps. I was dubious about shirring the corduroy, but it is so fine that it works really well.

I made a size 74 and it fits Olive perfectly now. I think she is about 67/68cm tall. If I make another pair (and I probably will, I think these are adorable) I will add a little bit of length. There is a pattern for a pinafore/smock in the same Ottobre which has exactly the same top as the overalls, I think I might have to try that sometime too.
The only thing I disliked about it was the nap on the corduroy was going the wrong way in relation to the way the elephants are facing.
Some photos to show you that Cross Olive is occasionally happy.


Maria said...

Olive looks sew cute in her new overalls you made for her.

Stitched Together said...

That is unbelievably cute. What a sweet little outfit.

Di said...

So cute! Olive and the overalls.
Those kinds of quality issues are the thing that really about me about Spotlight. That said I was there yesterday and they had some new cord in- Prints Charming! I had A with me and she approved of some red which I plan on turning into a pop over dress.

Anonymous said...

What a cute outfit on a gorgeous baby.

Jules said...

Super super cutie!


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Olive looks so cute in her new outfit. The corduroy and style are adorable.

Christine said...

So much cuteness! She is such a doll and her overalls are darling. I love the quilt too.