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Loulou's birthday outfit

Added Jun 11, 2014

by loulourosa

Brugge, Belgium






I made the t-shirt as a birthday present for my daughters eleventh birthday in April. I had to make it secretly The fabric comes from a garage sale. It’s cotton jersey from the eighties, how eighties can a print be? I copied a seahorse print and cut it out of iron-on flock print foil. This took me some time,… The pattern for the t-shirt was copied from a well fitting t-shirt.

The skirt is made out of a remnant of the liberty fabric I used for my “simple liberty dress”. I had barely enough. As it is not easy to find patterns for older children (most patterns are only available till size 146) I decided to use a women’s pattern from burda easy Frhling/Sommer 2014. Minirock 5 C. I made the size 36. The measurements are similar to a girl size 164 but it ended up a bit big. The skirt is rather easy to make and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. The skirt has an elastic waistband and closes with buttons, my daughter chose vintage flower buttons.

Material Notes

cotton jersey, flock print foil, cotton lawn, six buttons




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Preppy, Casual, Romantic
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    Jun 14, 2014, 04.52 AMby Louloustar

    my birthday outfit

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    Jun 11, 2014, 01.57 PMby liliv-1

    I love the whole outfit and your girl looks very pretty in her wonderful gift!

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      Jun 12, 2014, 06.14 AMby loulourosa

      Thank you sweetie!

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    Jun 11, 2014, 01.13 PMby libbysharf

    The set is beautiful! I love the top with the vintage fabric and cute sea horse, so creative! I love how you teamed it with the skirt. Fantastic gift… Loulou must have been so excited!

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      Jun 12, 2014, 06.15 AMby loulourosa

      Thank you Libby! she wears it a lot so,… xxx

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