Today we’ve got a fun post for you about some of our fabric fabrics and patterns. Corduroy was one of the first fabrics I fell in love with when I first started sewing, and all these years later, I’m still in love and sewing with it often! We’re going to share pattern details here, so please check out our post over at CaliFabrics to discover more about the fabrics we used to make these clothes!
The first thing I sewed from this corduroy fabric was a skirt, of course! From the first time I made the Sandbridge Skirt, I changed just 2 things to make this great skirt pattern work better for me. The first thing I did was to add 2 more inches to the hem, bringing it to a total of 24” in length. It hits just at the knee, and is perfect for fall layered with leggings and boots.
The other modification I made to the Sandbridge Skirt pattern was to made a slightly more aline shape by adding 1.5” to the width of the each skirt pattern piece at the hem, starting below the bottom of the pocket bag and angling out to the hem. It was very simple to do, and this shape allows me to break into a dead run whenever I need to catch a child from falling out of a tree or rescue the cat’s tail from the toy dump truck races. Or any other imaginable events occurring on a daily basis among my tribe of 8 kids.
And if you don’t mind taking a look at my *ahem* backside, you really must check out the fantastic embroidery Allegra sewed on the back pocket for me. She used floss colors in shades from the shirt fabric. After she was done, I ironed on a piece of interfacing to protect the inside of the embroidery.
The t-shirt is the new updated Union St. Tee made in double brushed poly. This is the 2nd time I’ve made the updated version, and there will be many more. In fact, I’ve got a whole pile of fabric waiting to be sewn into Union St. Tees, so be prepared! You can read our thoughts on the update here.
And now, the part you’ve been waiting for, Baby’s dress! This photo above looks like she is excited for your attention too! As I had enough corduroy fabric left over to make her a dress, I absolutely couldn’t refuse. I used the Family Reunion Dress pattern by Oliver + S. We’ve sewn up this pattern in the larger size to make a top for Annie here. We love the classic lines and delicate features of this pattern. The pin tuck pleats and button up back are two feature that we’re smitten over! I used these wood buttons.
I sewed a size 12 months for Baby, hoping for a little added length. When I held up the dress to her before hemming, I could see she was going to grow out of it in no time flat, so instead of putting the hem facing inside the dress, I added it to the length at the bottom. Hopefully this will make the dress last a couple more months!
And with the very, very, very last bits of scraps we sewed a reversible bonnet for Baby! The fabric on the reverse is left over from another one of Annie’s shirts. I don’t have photographic evidence, but I also used it as the trim inside my skirt too.
But this bonnet is utterly adorable, and Baby looks equally cute in either side! (Psst, if you want a bonnet, but don’t want to make one, check out our bonnet shop, Savvy Noggins!)
That ‘s it for us today. We appreciate you reading and following along with our sewing adventures. If you have time, we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
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