Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Roses for Violet

We've got a few parties coming up, one of them for little Violet who is turning one.

Her mum (who is a florist) loves all things girly and pink and also loves flowers (well obviously!), so I thought there was nothing better in the stash than this cream and pink rose print for her present.

The top was super-easy - Ottobre 1/2008 - design 1, the Nirunaru top.
I did an 86cm one so it will be like a tunic in summer and can then be worn with a T-shirt as the weather cools.

The hat is another Make It Perfect Lazy Day reversible which I think will get lots of wear in this early summery blast of weather we have been having.

The flower is not actually attached to the shirt -it has both a hair clip and a brooch fastening on the back so it can be worn in her hair, on her hat or on the shirt, with her mum just removing the fastening that is not being used.

Another hat is cut and ready to go and I feel a retro dress/top coming on for the next birthday girl.
Off to trawl the fabric stash again...

15 comments:

Kate said...

That is one very lucky birthday girl indeed! Those hats are so addictive, I remember last year at this time all the littlies were getting them for birthdays.

Sarah-Jo said...

love this birthday pressie its beautiful!

Becky said...

What a sweet little outfit :) So pretty and pink!

cherri said...

That is a gorgeous outfit and as a mother of a Violet myself - let me say that a gift like that would be greatly appreciated!

My Violet is 10 months old and we are in Melbourne too...how funny is that?

Tanya said...

What a great outfilt, well done

Little Munchkins said...

That outfit looks very cute. I love the matching hat. I think I must do something like that for DD too, or maybe my niece.

Cascade Lily said...

Great fabric choices. Am trying to find a local copy of the hat pattern with no luck but will order online as I love it! And I love that you didn't attach the flower to the top. Can you take a photo of the back if it's not too late? I'd love to see how you set it up :) What a great pressie!

Andrea said...

Just lovely Karen, a perfect present for a little girl.
Just owndering what your tags say, it looks good on there.
Didiy ou use a pattern/tutorial for the fabric flower?

Natalie said...

This is an adorable set! I've had this dress pattern traced off for Cheriese for about 6 months now but haven't made it up yet, I'll probably have to trace off a bigger size now lol!

Leah said...

What a beautiful gift, Violet is a gorgeous name too!

The McLardys said...

That is beautiful, I must make that cute top for my brand new niece, love it

Bek said...

How lovely! That hat is so great. I am so tempted to get the pattern. I'm trying so hard not to spend any more money!!

Juni said...

Absolutely gorgeous! These children are so lucky to get such fabulous presents from you. Such fabulous fabric selection and styles.

Kelly said...

Wow you have been busy...that top is lovely. And I am thinking that I will have to purchase that hat pattern..

dearmolly said...

oooh! very nice job K! and is that a label I spy? Really love your fabric choices here and in the post above.

Are you just loving this rain or what?!