The Girl Turns 2: Her Outfit for the Party

Last year I started the tradition of making The Girl a new outfit for her party. When we decided on the theme for this year's party, I just knew that I should get myself some of the cute Urban Zoologie Ladybug fabric. I ordered a variety of potential accompanying red patterns and settled on Riley Blake's Medium Chevron in Red and Black to go with. Knowing the pieces will be worn together and separate I stuck to the ladybug fabric for the top and the chevron for the shorts. The top was my first piece using a Brownie Goose pattern, the Lazy Susan. Details here on my process. I look forward to making a dress with this pattern.  I love the boat neck and flutter sleeves. (And the versatility that it can be done with or without flutter sleeves, with a split bodice, with multiple fabrics, etc.) The shorts are a 4" inseam version of the Parsley Pants by Made by Rae. Same pattern you've seen here and here. Other than shortening them, I kept them basic. They have a flat-front waist, but no pockets. But OMG, why did I choose chevrons for pants! In the end I'm pleased with how well the patterns matched up, but it was touch and go there for a while.

ladybug outfitladybug top bodice detailladybug top side viewladybug outfit back viewThe Girl in ladybug topchevron shorts

I wanted to make The Boy a coordinating piece. I've previously only made him pants and a vest. I wanted to do something different, so I made The Bowling Shirt, by Scientific Seamstress. I wish I wasn't so crunched for time that I was finishing it the morning of the party, but it went together without incident. I was very happy with the pattern and instructions. This was my first time making a shirt like this. First collar. First inset sleeves. (I've only done flutter sleeves before.) I'll TOTALLY make this pattern again. And like the Lazy Susan, it has a bunch of variations to choose from to change it up.

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Ladybugs: The Girl and The BoyLadybugs: The Girl and The Boy back view

Thanks for looking! See the rest of the party details in yesterday's post.

Linking up with Let's Bee Social, Handmade Tuesdays and Show and Tell Tuesday.

9 thoughts on “The Girl Turns 2: Her Outfit for the Party

  1. Ginger

    Love the outfits. So adorable! Love the party ideas and pics on your previous post too, and plan to steal a party idea or two. ;) This year we tried Armadillo Willy's catering - big hit with the adults, but not the kids. I think I'll try Chipotles for V's party in October. We definitely agree that grilling is no fun for a kid's party - too many people and too short on time. Happy birthday to the sweet girl!

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    1. sarah

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      Thanks! I'm really enjoying sewing clothes for the kids. It's really fun that if they are clean the kids usually choose the pants I've made. I think George would wear his blue polka dot pants every day if I let him. Thanks for the tip on Armadillo Willy's. Someone mentioned that option and it sounded good to me.

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    1. sarah

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      Thanks, Jeanine. I was initially frustrated that it wasn't lining up like I wanted to cut the second piece... so I focused on the part I thought was most important to match nicely -- the front seam. The back seam is a little more off, but I figured it mattered less. ;-)

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  2. Wow, you did such an amazing job in matching up those chevron prints on both the pants and shirt, I know how hard that is, so great job!

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you. It was a challenge. I'm pleased with how they came out, but glad my next garment projects won't have anything that fussy.

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