Saturday, February 05, 2011

Jillian pants, lined jacket & Valentines Day Gifts

I recently completed a few items for Ms. C. & her cousins for Valentine's Day.

The little pants with the side split hems & matching jacket are from the Bonnie Blue pattern, Jillian.

I was originally going to put a bow at the neckline of the jacket with just a snap closure but the heavy corduroy didn't seem to want to stay snapped too well, so I did a single buttonhole & button. I used a BIG button that matched the smaller one that I put at the center front of all her pants. That's so she will know which way to put them on herself.

The two sweatshirts below are done with fused appliques from a fabric panel, then I did a blanket stitch all around them for a more secure attachment. I've heard it said that Heat n Bond lite needs the added sewing around the edges but that Heat n Bond Ultra does not. I wasn't taking any chances!

This is a close up of the design & the blanket stitch.

I added a purchased pink turtleneck for Ms. C. to wear under her outfit & I also bought a teal colored shirt without the turtleneck for warmer days.

The picture, below, shows the split sides of the pant legs. You can also do them so that the split is in the front.

An additional gift, below, will be this pink pencil case that came with the ballet shoes already embroidered on it...I just added her monogram.

She seemed very pleased with her new clothes. Her hair is wild from doing cartwheels in them! She loves to run & tumble!

In the past, she has told me she hates pants & always requests that I make dresses for her. These seemed to pass the test, as she told me I could make her another outfit like this....only next time, in PINK!

Thanks for stopping by The Gazebo House! I've had difficulty accessing my internet so postings will be a little scarce for awhile. I'm happy you've stopped by, though. Its nice to have company! I'll try to return the visit if I can get back online.




  1. Adorable!! That's exactly the way I liked my girls to look when they were little, and the way my "is- to-come" granddaughters that live in my head would dress too.

    I would love to see it in the pink. I'm so all about pink, after all.

    And I really love the appliques, too. Wise choice to stitch them anyway.

    So cute.

  2. Adorable outfit Rett! Lovin' the big button, she looks so cute:@)

  3. Very cute!! I love the fabric!!!
    Hope you and Ernie are doing well!!

  4. I missed this post. So glad Miss C loved her pants outfit after you put so much time into them. With this winter, they MUST be on her all the time. LOL

  5. The outfits are SO cute, Rett! Miss C looks thrilled. I always dressed my daughter Emily in pink and when Abby came along with dark hair, I loved to dress her in bright colors like blues and reds.

    I love the bear sweatshirts, too...perfect for Valentine's day or any day! :-)


  6. Ms. C's outfit is darling and the sweatshirts are too! Sorry about the computer problems. Frustrating some times, isn't it? We've missed you.

  7. It's adorable - you are the BEST grandma and she is a lucky little girl!

  8. That is too cute! I love the little split in the pants leg! Looks like you have quite a bit of snow there! Wow!!! Stay warm!

  9. I love that little outfit and you are making me feel so guilty. I used to sew all the time but haven't in years. You would think I could at least make something for my grandgirls!!! She looks so proud of her new outfit and I know she appreciates your handiwork.

  10. What an adorable little pants outfit, Rett. I love corduroy and this print is precious- that big button and the bows on the pant legs add that special touch! Your grand is a special little girl! Hope you're warm, I've got a chill and my head is spinning with vertigo. Stems from that crazy fall of mine a year ago. Maybe a nap will help the spinning and the headache- gotta watch the big game tonite. :-)

  11. Rett, Miss C is a lucky little girl. Such a cute outfit.
    Just tonight noticed that you've left this post and another. Glad to see you are in touch. ;-)
    ~ Sarah

  12. Rett, You are so talented! C. is a little doll and very spoiled by her grandma! Who could blame you? Take care. I think of you and dh often and hope you are both well.
    Blessings, Beth

  13. cute. cute. cute. loved this, rhett. just precious. you did such good work.

    my computer is wonky [more on my blog re that], so i will be gone for some time. will come see you when i return. sending hugs through the miles to you for v-lentine's d-y.



  14. You have been busy. Internet troubles? I have wondered where you were!
    That outfit is adorable! I wish I had your talent!


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