Winter wardrobe for Adele.

As with every change of season, I look through my children’s clothing to find everything looks horrible, tatty and a tad too small. I’ve been slowly building a new wardrobe for Adele, some photos have been negotiated, but not all have been possible. Stubborn child!

A long sleeve Go To Signature dress using jersey remnants. She loves the pocket and the fabric hides most of the crap she constantly drops down her front.

Another Go To Dress using a lovely knit from The Remnant Warehouse purchased here. This time I included a hood, which she is quite in love with. The contrast fabric was also from The Remnant Warehouse in the $1 bins out the front – bargain!

Another toddler cowl neck dress – I’ve made this pattern a few times before and it’s a definite winner. Adele chose the fabric herself, which is also from The Remnant Warehouse.

A maxi skirt. Yes this is very age appropriate! I think every 3 year old should own a maxi skirt… Well, maybe not, but the child has been begging for one since I made my own. I drafted this myself and used a remnant for the outer and fully lined it in pink jersey for a little more substance. Needless to say this is her favourite new item. And for the record – Yes, it drags on the ground when she rides her mini ride on bike thing…
Jarmies – This is just one of 4 pairs that I’ve made for the child. Two are like this and were made with a large piece of Holly Hobby cotton jersey that I scored from the Op Shop for $1. I made another jersey pair in stripes and another flannelette pair made with full collar and button down placket, but I can’t get a photograph of them as they are on such high rotation and always creased from after the wash.
Other un photographed items include the 5 pairs of leggings made from remnants including some merino. They are incredibly boring really, but totally necessary.
Hopefully that will sort out Adele for a little while longer. While it is cost effective to make clothes for her using remnants, it can be a little boring 🙂
Happy Tuesday!

  • What a gorgeous little girl you've made and sew lovely things for!! I'm totally loving the mini maxi skirt 😉

  • My goodness, such productivity! No wonder your model tired of the photos 🙂 she does look super adorable in all the clothes you've made her and clearly loves the maxi skirt. These photos will be lovely memories of her made by mum wardrobe.

  • Great little outfits and dresses – and wouldn't you know it, as per usual we are on the same psychic plane because I have a heap of remnants and the Go To Signature Dress pattern on my cutting table right now! Such a cute kid.

  • Love the fabrics!! Especially the first one and the Holly Hobbie…I wish I could have one in my size!

  • I love that she has a maxi skirt like mum and still rides a bike wearing her maxi skirt. She's adorable and so fashionable too!

  • Wonderful outfits for your daughter and she does looks pleased with them.

  • When my daughter was little I used to do this too. I would start with a big stack of fabric and work my way through until the seasons wardrobe was complete.

    Your daughter looks rather pleased with her new gear!

  • Perfect…I wish I had someone to sew a winter wardrobe for me…I don't seem to be quite getting around to it.

  • Everything looks great – do you ever sleep?