Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Vintage linens: take two

I decided to give it another try with the vintage pillow case challenge. I did enter the bolster cover, because, well...you just never know.
Since all my vintage linens are white I thought clothing would be out, but pajamas? We can do that!
I made these bloomers for Anna. Very Holly Hobby I thought. I used a pants pattern, and the ric- rac was the bottom of the pillow case so I didn't even have to hem them! Right at the knee I added two layers of ruffles.


After that, I decided she needed a matching top. This summer I made her a patchwork dress using fat quarters, so I used that same idea. I just cut off the top six inches of the pillow case, and made casing around the top and added some elastic.

She put these on at noon for her nap.....






and she would not take them off! We had pesto for dinner, and I begged her to change, but she was not having it.





they made it! She was so careful, not a spec of pesto on her new jammies.






Frank had his input again. He thought they looked so nice, they should be clothes. Not a chance! This child loves mud pies, caterpillars, and frogs more than her brothers do.



22 comments:

Katie Jean said...

Wow that came out great! I was thinking about that contest, and maybe thinking about making a shirt for Isaiah. But that might involve buttonholes and trying to get him to sit long enough to measure him. I'm not sure I'm up for that!

Anonymous said...

Kate, All day at work I kept thinking about what you would come up with. A dental hygienist has to think about something while she's making the rounds. I am sure you will win. Those are cute and frilly.

Shannon said...

So amazing! You are something else! I love these fab jammies and your little princess looks so lovely and serene in them. Hope you win!

Melissa said...

Katie, Good luck! Beautiful job. The dress is almost like the ones I use to make for my daughter.
I like that your outfit has two pieces.

I'm AZ said...

Adorable!

Rhea Daiute... said...

Those are gorgeous...

Your gal there is such a little "fashionista-in-training."

Whatever happens with the contest, you have very much inspired me!

Missy said...

DARLING!!! So dainty and sweet!

Susan said...

Wow! Those pajamas are so beautiful! What an amazing creative talent you have. There is no way I could have turned those pillowcases into anything so beautiful. Good luck!

Fairlightday said...

Absolutely adorable and I think they would make a perfect outfit too!
You do an amazing job.

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh my! What a gorgeous set of pj's. And I WISH I could get my daughter to put her hair up like that!! She's such a tomboy (like mom was, I suppose). Last year I made pillows out of vintage bloomers. Just found one of them the other day and had a little giggle. Blessings... Polly

sheepish one said...

beautiful pajamas! so delicate-looking. amazing work.

Fran said...

You are amazing! And your daughter is beautiful!

Fran

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness. Every time I look at your blog, you have outdone yourself.

I have a great tutorial for a pillowcase dress that woulod be super sweet too.

Great job!!!!

Heather said...

Yeah I totally agree. I want to know how you made them! And know that you've inspired me. I've decided I'm going to make some dress up clothes for my baby's birthday. It won't look nearly as beautiful but we all have to start somewhere! So thank you!

Kate said...

Just gorgeous!

Casey's trio said...

You really are amazing with the things you create. I'm making a guess now that you will be making prom dresses for your daughter and all her friends when the time comes:)

amandajean said...

these are absolutely fantastic! I hope you win the contest.

Steph said...

Oh, my goodness. cute, Cute, CUTE!

Anonymous said...

These pajamas are sooo cute and your daughter is absolutley beautiful

the feathered nest said...

Wow! Good job! Your daughter looks adorable and she really must love them to have been careful with her pesto!


Manuela

Lisa said...

This is really beautiful and your little model is a cutie-pie.

I can see in the background that someone is a Heather Bailey fabric fan-lol. Me too.

Have a great week!

Marcia said...

I commented on those over at Flicker, but they are truly wonderful. You did a very nice job on those. Actually seing them on her! Too cute!