Ready to see a little bit of cuteness?
Check it out. It’s a dress for a one year old. Made in a lemon yellow poplin. With pink pockets and cupcakes!!!
(And just for the record – I originally bought this fabric for me. And still intend to make a me-sized dress out of it. Because – yellow! Cupcakes!!)
Anyways, this little cupcake-covered cutie was a gift for my friend’s daughters first birthday.
I made it using Simplicity 7591 – a top, jumper and overalls pattern from 1976.
(Pattern image from the Vintage Patterns Wiki – my copy is in size 1 instead.)
Fun fact – my mother originally bought this pattern. And used it. A lot. She made me things, my brothers things, and my sister things. (Or maybe lil’ sis’ just got the hand-me-downs since she would have had newer patterns to use for her? Not sure….) So it’s a very well-loved pattern – apparantly it was one of mum’s go-to patterns for us kids.
I like knowing that I’ve used a pattern that I grew up wearing. It gives a nice feeling of continuation, don’t you think?
It also ties in well with my Vintage Pattern Pledge (which is basically to just use a bunch of vintage patterns from my stash this year. Sad that it’s taken me this long to use the first one! Although there’s a blog post about a second vintage pattern make coming up soon, yes indeed….)
I made the jumper view – a cute little A-line style with a zip in the centre front, patch pockets, and straps that button at the front. It’s a little hard to tell in the photo, but the buttons are burgundy red.
The inside is finished with facings. And in this case, also a little label, just because.
Wish I’d thought of making a cupcake to photograph with it. Mmmm… cupcakes….