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www.From-a-Box.com Snappy Dapper Suit FINALIST feature

My Dapper Suit Romper in Top 15!

I am so proud!

http://www.from-a-box.com/2014/09/my-dapper-suit-romper-in-top-15.html

My ‘flipped’ version of The Cottage Mama’s Run Around Romper pattern made the Top 15 in her sewing contest.  Out of 200 entries, the romper I made for cousin Kent was selected as a finalist HERE on The Cottage Mama site.

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From-a-Box Easter Egg Girl

Easter Girl

This didn’t start out to dress the daughter as an Easter egg… but turns out, she does look like an Easter egg in this outfit!

I wanted to use The Cottage Mama’s Classic A-Line pattern for a top with a round collar and shorter sleeves, and then wrap it in ribbons.  The daughter had to have pink and purple, so this is the result.

The sleeves are not lined, but the blouse is lined according to the pattern.

Then I used The Cottage Mama’s Vintage Shorts pattern without the ruffles, and wrapped some ric-rac around the hem and the pocket.

Instead of adding the gathers in the sleeve, I made little tucks… I like it!

Next time, I think some interfacing in the front band of the shorts will make the fit better.  But otherwise, once again, the patterns worked up great!

Overall, the outfit is cute, and I am happy with the result – AND she looks like an Easter egg.

Pattern: Classic A-Line Top by The Cottage Mama, from her Sew Classic Clothes for Girls book
Fabric: Pink Gingham and Tula Pink Acacia Butterfly Wings
Trim: Tula Pink Birds & Bees and various others

Stitched by Stacey Morales from a box