Friday, May 07, 2010

Ooga Booga and Bananas


What does Ooga Booga have to do with bananas? Nothing really. For that matter, the only thing in this post having to do with bananas is the color of the twill fabric I used for Emily's capri pants. I don't even like bananas unless they're baked in banana bread, but that's beside the point.

So what is the point of this post? I sewed! Yep, I sewed and it sure felt nice!

This yellow "ooga booga'' fabric has been in my stash for several years and wouldn't you know, I had the perfect color of rib knit to use for the binding. The top is from the Summer 3/2008 issue of Ottobre, design #12, the 'Strawberry Tunic." (These details are for you fellow-Otto fanatics).

I made this pattern for Emily
2 years ago; I liked it then, and I like it now. This particular pattern runs big, and so I again made a size 98 when I am now sewing a size 110 or 116 for Emily. I did make the neckline bigger to fit over Emily's head. The only other change I made was to insert a strip of ribbing into the front yoke seam.

The pants are from the Summer 3/2009 issue of Ottobre, design #23, the "Bert Bermudas." Last summer I made
these shorts in denim for my son. This year I made the same pattern, same size, in BANANA twill for Emily. :) I used my sewing machine to free-style embroidery an Ooga Booga on one of the back pockets.


Hopefully this will be the start of summer sewing for Emily. I know these yellow pants will not stay clean for long, so this outfit will be one of her 'nice outfits.' I plan on sewing 2-3 pairs of denim shorts for everyday play. I'm not one to do assembly line sewing, but I think I just might use the same pattern and sew several pairs of identical Bermuda shorts. Stay tuned....





26 comments:

  1. She's adorable! Great outfit!

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  2. Awesome outfit! Nicely sewn, it looks great. And what a super cute little girl! I've seen a lot of Ottobre sewing around, looks like I might finally have to find out what it's all about.

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  3. What a sweet outfit... especialle the fabric of the top is so cute...

    Warmest regards from Germany

    Andrea

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  4. Very, very cute! I love the embroidery you did on the pocket!

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  5. What a darling outfit, she looks precious.

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  6. How cute! I love it!

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  7. That's a really cute outfit. How great to have that ribbing! I love yellow!

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  8. Very cute outfit. I love getting ideas from blogs. I think I will try those bermudas, too. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. the ooga boogas are adorable, looks great

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  10. AAAAdddooorrraabbllee! Both the outfit and the model! Thanks for the bday greeting!

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  11. It looks great Ruth. Glad you had so much fun!

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  12. Very cute! I totally understand the need for some denim play shorts in the same style!

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  13. Emily's new outfit is adorable! Well, Emily is too. I don't think you can make too many of these for her. They're perfect for summer!

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  14. What a great outfit. She looks adorable in it!

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  15. sooooo cute! love it!

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  16. WOW! You do amazing work!

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  17. Amazing outfit, and a very cute girl to go along with it! What sewing machine did you use to sew that outfit? It is extremely creative, and I am always looking for more ways to add to my patterns.

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  19. That is so cute and very springy color! :) The little girl looks adorable in the outfit. :)

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  20. she looks just beautiful. what a great outfit.

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  21. I love this outfit. Wish I had some Ooga Booga fabric to sew with

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  22. Thanks Ruth for your comment on my blog..loving seeing all of your beautiful creations. Nice work!! All the best, Jennifer

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  23. This is such a cute little outfit! And what a cute little model! Thanks for sharing..

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  24. Well thats a sweet ensemble! Totaly succeeded!

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  25. I love this outfit. too cute. I think you did a really nice job sewing it. Thanks for sharing!
    Shanna from mommiesandbeyond dot com!

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