Thursday, March 26, 2009

You didn't think there could be a Lily without an Iris did you?

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Yes little Miss Iris has been in the works since Miss Lily, but I didn't think I could tackle the two at once so I spread it out a bit. Miss Iris should be done sometime in April!

Just like my twin nieces Lily and Iris , the two patterns look alike in ways but have totally different personalities! Miss Iris is a sassy little bubble skirt that will be ONE pattern for sizes 6mo-14! YES! Miss Iris fit on one pattern sheet so this one will not need to be separated into two size ranges!

Miss Iris will also have 3 different lengths for each size. The shorter length is cute and funky over leggings, the medium length option comes right to the knee and looks perfect with a tee and flip flops, and the longer version is perfect for the girl who needs below the knee skirts for school or church

Miss Iris can be done in cute funky fabrics for a more trendy look, the outer layer covered in tulle for the look of a tutu, or done in sweet vintage florals for a more girly look. You can dress her up or dress her down, she is adorable either way! The contrasting waistband makes it just precious over a personalized or appliqued onesie for babies and toddlers.

The skirts sew up in about an hour and are perfect paired with plain inexpensive tees. I also plan to include a few applique designs, but that's where you come in! What applique/embroidery designs would you like? I had in mind a butterfly, a flower, and maybe a little umbrella. What do you think?

My girls are just in LOVE with these skirts and they call them their tutu skirts. There was even a time when Maddie had to wear her tutu skirt to bed every night! I think she once went three days without letting me wash it! Thank goodness she had been playing indoors for those days or it could have been pretty bad! LOL!

I just couln't let the post go without showing you a couple of pictures of Maddie in the tutu skirt, boots and pj's. What am I going to do with this kid?? LOL!

I have more pictures HERE on flicker if you would like to take a look.

23 comments:

Marlya said...

I was wondering if there was a Miss Iris!!! It is lovely Samantha! And Maddie looks adorable

Ahavah said...

lol! what else would Maddie wear her tutu skirt with? Boots and PJ's are the ULTIMATE fashion accessory!

Look on the bright side - at least she is WEARING clothes.... my daughter went through a phase of running around in the buff...... (I am convinced my grey hair started during this time).

so you give your Maddie a big hug and be VERY thankful :0D

Meghan said...

Love it!

latoniar29690 said...

You are so talented! I wish I could sew! Your kids look gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend!

RachelQ said...

What a cute skirt!!!

I think the red boots are perfect!!!

Spring said...

I love it!
My oldest would love it.

lynda said...

yes- I second that about wearing clothes. My dd didn't stay in anything else but panties til she hit 3 1/2. LOL I think kids clothes should be like costumes- whatever they want- you are only a kid once. Both girls are so cute. I want to shrink my 25yr back down.

April said...

Love it, Samantha! And, by the way, YES! Southern Accents are lovely! I want yours! :)

cre8tivecrys said...

You are amazing! What a great pattern. Let me know if you need a tester,

Anonymous said...

Thank you for making a pattern for size 14! Its too hard these days to find age appropriate clothing for girls in that size.

Anonymous said...

I'd be willing to test as well for the size 14..im Heather30 on sewingmamas :o)

Michelle DKJL Blackerbee said...

So this is what you've been up to all this time...I had a feeling this what you were up to all this up to all this time....so this is what you've been up to all this time, maybe....Charlie had a feeling too! So this is what you've been up to all this time...hmm.....

anniebelle said...

Hee! My youngest son would do that with his halloween costumes, not take them off (except to bathe and church ) until almost Thanksgiving.

Sigh, he's 17 now and into the Johnny Cash all black look. Bless the dears they do grow out of it eventually.

Love you and your blog samantha. God bless you and yours.

Nancy

Molly said...

I think this one is your best one yet! My girls are gonna love it! Thanks for making it for older girls, too!

Flower Girl Dress Mom said...

This is such a cute dress!

tara said...

How cute. Love it. As for applique designs we have been into birds lately and owls seem very popular. Your strawberry is still my favorite.

Melissa said...

Thanks so much for your tutorial on gathering. I had my AHA moment this afternoon in regards to sewing gathers. You asked us to let you know if there were any other techniques we would like to see. I would love to see a zipper technique I am still not very good at those.
Thanks again, Melissa

Kim said...

i love the skirt! i know that my little girl who only wants to wear "beautiful ballerina dresses or skirts" will love it too! i have just made two of the miss molly's and they are so cute!
my vote is for a butterfly applique!

Sarah said...

Hi! I love your patterns! They are adorable! I was just wondeing if you made your flower clothes pins? Or can I buy them somewhere? They are so cute! Thanks!

Onica said...

Is the Iris skirt pattern ready yet? I'm so excited about it!! I want it!!

Maria said...
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little dresses said...

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Onica,

We are getting close! I will let ya know when it is ready.

xoxo,
Samantha

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Brandi said...

How do you come up with these cute ideas??? I am just wondering how do you size your little ones? I have some dresses, in mind, but am not sure exactly how to make them the right size. Any help would be appreciated! Oh and can I buy patterns from you on here or does it have to be in a store?