domingo, 26 de outubro de 2014

KIDS CLOTHES WEEK. LOLA DRESS

Teresa and Ines love Charlie and Lola books. And so do I! Lola is such a fun character and I absolutely adore the brother and sister relationship these two have. They are so sweet together. These books are entertaining and educational at the same time.
(Thank you so much Ines for the help with this photo! I couldn't have done it without you!)

And, of course, I love the way Lauren Child dresses her characters. Not only the illustrations are gorgeous and imaginative but also all clothes are simple, comfortable and stylish. So, as this season’s Kids Clothes Week theme is Storybook, I had to make a Lola dress.


The Pattern: The Norah Dress and Tunic by Mouse House Creations. I’ve been wanting to try this pattern since it as released and now I had the perfect opportunity! I loved sewing it and it was quite a simple and fun project to make. The pattern is impeccable and the instructions are spot on. I love the fitting and Teresa loves her new dress too.
Fabric/Notions: Main fabric is Sugar Hill by Tanya Whelan for FreeSpirit and it was bought at my local quilting shop (Patch-Mania) on super sale. Lucky me as this is a gorgeous fabric! I love the colors and the way the plaid is printed on bias. For the collar I picked from my fabric stash a bit of white birdseye pique that I had left from these dresses I made a couple of weeks ago. The button at the back is vintage and was bought at a local street market (Mercado de Benfica) last winter.





 
 
And, you know what? I was not the only one making a Lola dress for KCW. My good friend Suz has also made this gorgeous Lola dress on the other side of the world. I wish I could find a bit of that vintage fabric on my local shop. Stunning, isn’t it?! Head over Sew Pony for more details!
 

19 comentários:

  1. It's gorgeous, and that collar is so cute!

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    1. Thank you Marisa! This is really a great pattern!

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  2. I love your norah Marte!! And you have introduced me to pique. I love the look of it! Pssst. the fabric I used is not vintage:))

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    1. Ups! I thought it was vintage from the photo you sent me...
      I am glad you liked my Lola!

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  3. O vestido está muito giro e a gola é o máximo! :-) Vou espreitar os livros da Lola assim que puder!

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    1. Obrigada Patricia! Infelizmente os livros não foram um sucesso em Portugal e por isso já não se conseguem encontrar. Eu fiquei contentíssima por apanhar estes dois em saldo!

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  4. Resultou super bem!! :) o tecido é perfeito para a Lola, aliás acho mesmo que é tudo a cara da Lola ficou perfeito!

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    1. Muito obrigada Ines! E muito, muito obrigada pela ajuda com a imagem! Ficou tão gira!

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  5. Right fabric for Lola dress and cute collar make it perfect! :)

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  6. I LOVE it! Oh, Marta é tão tão giro!! O tecido é fantástico! E é realmente uma pena que já não haja livros do Charlie & Lola à venda... (Como é que é possível?...)

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  7. Marta, very Lola dress! And as always an impeccable make. Lola's dresses are so pretty.

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  8. Ficou muito giro!! O tecido e a gola resultaram mesmo bem :-)
    (Também temos esse livro cá em casa!!)
    Maria

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  9. Tão giro que ficou! Adoro o look seventies! Já tive esse tecido (em azul) no meu carrinho de compras! É lindo! E a execução como sempre impecável. Parabéns!

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  10. Love!!! The dress pattern with that white collar is just perfection!

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  11. How fun that you and Suz both made Lola dresses. I love both dresses and I always love seeing photos of Teresa! She seems like such a great kid!

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  12. That is a fabulous dress! We love Lola around here, too.

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  13. Também tenho esse molde. Inspiraste-me como sempre <3. A Teresa fica tão querida de vestidinhos, tem mesmo ar de bonequinha :-)

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  14. Perfect review of dresses with cute picture.

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