Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Gray and Yellow Brother/Sister Matching Outfits

Here is another brother/sister matching outfit set I made months ago (February, I think...?).  I liked the way they turned out.  They don't wear the outfits as much as I hoped they would, but that's what happens when kids have too many clothes!
I used some fabric had had from my free-fabric stash.  It was originally an ugly dirty dish-water gray, but I bought some black dye and it dyed it a charcoal gray.  Unfortunately, with every wash the fabric gets lighter and lighter.  That was my first (and quite possibly, my last) time dying fabric.
I used the Viollete Field Threads "Josephine" top for Elisa's shirt.  It was a pretty involved shirt to make because it calls for pin-tucking and of course the collar, ruffles, and button holes aren't a quick sew either.  But I love this shirt pattern and I will definitely be making more in the future!  The skirt I made up and I'm pleased with how it turned out.  For Gabe's shirt I used a 99 cent pattern that I got at Joannes.  I liked the way his turned out too, but I don't like that the hems flip up because I made the hems too wide.  Oh well--lesson learned.       
Here are the pics.  These are the only ones I have of Gabe in his shirt, but you get the idea.  I also made a matching headband for Elisa.  I'm not sure if I like it or not.


1 comment:

  1. They look really cute in these outfits, and I especially like the pin-tucking, collar, skirt, and color contrasting buttons.