Flowery Tunic and Polka Dot Bows

Yes, I’m still continuing with my posts of my handmade Christmas gifts! I never want to ruin the surprise by blogging them ahead of time.

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My sweet niece Hazel [how cute is she?!] is just two months older than my youngest. This works out well for outfit sewing, since I had a pretty good idea of her size.

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I made her a tunic out of this super lovely crushed floral knit from Fabric.com [which they don't seem to have currently, which is a bummer, because it is SO lovely]

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I added a little placket in the front with some ivory knit and some sweet lace that has a vintage-y feel.

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The bias tape and the adorable little flower button are both vintage. Which makes the top much more special in my eyes. Plus, I know her mama loves vintage, so I thought that would be fun for her. :)

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The pants are simple flat-front cords, made specially for that cloth diaper booty.

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I added simple polka dot bows to the bottom of the pants, to give them a girly flair. But they are just tacked on, since Hazel will have a baby brother in March, and I wanted her to be able to hand these pants down to him.

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Sewing for girls is pretty fun. :)

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