A dear friend's daughter turned 2 in June and I whipped up a few things for her. Not quilting or making handbags has left me with free time for fun projects! I actually got the patterns the summer she was born and finally got around to using them!
The patterned fabric is from Suzy Ultman for Robert Kaufman. The dress has adjustable shoulder straps and is intended to be worn as a dress and can transition into a long shirt paired with leggings as the child grows.
This fabric for this dress was sourced from a vintage couch cover.
The patterns were from Owl Baby. Check out her etsy shop for the downloads! I swapped the bunching on the dresses, but you can get the idea. The patterns were simple to follow, well laid out with photos of every step.
There are two interesting items going on here friends! First, The Royal China Company manufactured dinnerware in Sebring, Ohio, from 1934 to 1986. They produced a large variety of dinnerware patterns (over 1,000) - the most popular being the blue and white Currier and Ives.
Currier and Ives was a successful American printmaking firm that operated between 1834–1907. The prolific firm produced prints from paintings by fine artists as black and white lithographs that were hand colored. Lithographic prints could be reproduced quickly and purchased inexpensively, and the firm called itself "the Grand Central Depot for Cheap and Popular Prints" and advertised its lithographs as "colored engravings for the people." A good number of them seem to highlight destruction...
Do you dig it? You can pop over to the Currier & Ives Royal China Collectors Group
Thank you to everyone who stopped at my booth last weekend! Hope your Comfest was a blast and the rain didn't scare you off. Emily of Umbrella Girl Productions and I split the booth (shown are her softgoods in these pics) and it's always so nice to see repeat customers! To everyone who inquired about custom orders, you can find necklaces here and small pendants here.