KCW: Polka dots and a bit of bling!

October 23, 2013


I finished this little ensemble yesterday for Isabella - some polka dot leggings and straw yellow raglan top with some sequin shoulder bling!  I pinned this image a while ago and decided to use pinterest as my inspiration this week for Kids' Clothes Week to make some clothes for my girls. 


I traced the leggings from a pair Isabella already had.  I used my overlocker for the main sewing, only using my machine for the leg hems and waistband.  I added some ribbon bows and buttons to the bottom of the leggings for fun.


The yellow knit is super soft and I had some sequined fabric in my stash which I ruffled to create some fun on the top.  My machine did not like the sequins though and a bit of hand stitching was involved to gather the pieces.  I'm talking super fast not too neat hand-stitching.


Isabella loves both of these pieces and happily wore them off to kinder yesterday.  She loves wearing leggings with skirts so I know the leggings in particular will get a lot of wear.  The fabric for both items is from Rathdowne Fabrics in Brunswick, Melbourne (the best supply of stretch fabric I have found in Melbourne).  They have heaps of stretch - mainly in plain colours, but they also have a lot of print lycras.  The leggings have a cotton lycra feel to them and are super stretchy.
 
 
Joining in with Kids' Clothes Week this week!

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25 comments

  1. What a fun bright outfit :) Love the little bows on leggings, and hand sewing those sequins was so worth it!

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  2. Super cute! I should make a shirt like that for Ania, she loves everything that involves bling-bling. :) :)

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  3. mmmm thinking I need another trip to Rathdowne!!! Maybe we need a blogger meet up there one day lol

    This outfit is super super super cute. Well done!

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  4. adorable!!!!! I love yellow and blue together.

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  5. Super sweet! I love the bows in the leggings and the sequin ruffles are so fun!

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  6. oh too cute!! i love that first picture, great shot!

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  7. Very cute, my granddaughter would love this with ruffles.

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  8. *ugh* Sewing sequins is a pain in the pa-tootie! I am crazy for the shirt!!!

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  9. love the bows, too cute!! The whole outfit is adorable :o) Emily@nap-timecreations

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  10. Super cute!! Love this outfit. I once had tried sewing sequin.. that was the nightmare. Love the color combination :)

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  11. I adore the ruffles on the shirt! And the polka dot leggings are just too cute.

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  12. Cute outfit! Love the sequins.

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  13. really cute leggings! love the button detail. thanks for sharing were you got your fabrics from; I've been hunting for cotton knits with cute prints and have been lucking out big time! What I've found at my local spottie has been very limited, and anything I see that like on the internet is waaay too expensive. Might have to make a trip into Melbs :)

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  14. Love the shoulder sequins...so cute! So in love with your fence too!

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  15. What a gorgeous outfit! Fun and practical at the same time :)

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