Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Vintage Inspired Toddler Rompers

I love vintage sewing patterns, and I always enjoy browsing at Aunt Betty's Attic: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AuntBettysAttic. She has a phenomenal collection! I recently stumbled across two adorable vintage toddler patterns -- simple, practical, and ADORABLE. So I paired the vision of "a simpler time" long ago with some beautiful modern-day designer fabrics, and (as Fancy Nancy would say) Voila!

The little girl's halter top romper is made of silky soft 100% designer cotton fabric. The delicate small-scale print features scattered multicolored wildflowers on a very light cream-colored background – so pretty, sweet and feminine! The fabric is Ditsy in Bright from the Bohemian Soul collection designed by Patricia Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics. (Pat Bravo definitely ranks in my Top 10 Fabric Designers. You'll find two of her gorgeous magenta prints in one of my Gemini bags in my Etsy shop - Pasque Flower Creations.)


The toddler boy's romper was also made using 100% designer cotton. I can almost hear "Vrrrooom! Vrrroom!" noises as I watch the little cars and vans race across the bright blue, aqua, yellow and white stripes on this cheerful print from the Toy Poodle collection by Kinkame for Clothworks. I added snap tape for super quick diaper changes and easier ironing.

I found both of these great fabrics at one of my favorite online fabric stores: www.hawthornethreads.com. Aren't they just too cute?! For more colorful yet practical boutique children's clothing, visit my shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/pasqueflower. I'm now working on some fun patriotic print children's sun hats for the 4th of July.

Thanks for stopping by!

LeAnn aka pasqueflower

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