Sewing with Ribbons

I can tell that you’ve been missing seeing my little munchkins on the ol’ blog lately. Right? No worries, in the midst of sewing Washi Dresses, I found some time to sew for this little stinker, so I have a few finished projects to share.

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Yellow Pierrot

This yellow top was made with my Pierrot Tunic, without the neck ruffle and with pockets added like Anna’s cute pink voile version.

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The ribbons are from Michelle of Wunderpop, who sent me a pile of ribbons last spring to try out.

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I knew immediately that the green ribbon needed to go on a Pierrot Tunic, even though they would have been just as cute for Elliot on something boyish. It just looks so great with those green corduroy pants, no?

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I also had just watched Liesl Gibson’s Lazy Days Skirt Workshop on Creativebug, and though I’ve glanced at the pattern on the Oliver+S blog a number of times, something about seeing it done on video just made me want to jump out of my seat and whip one up. So I did:

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It was so fun how fast it flew together, and without the hemming (Liesl shows you how to use the ribbon to hem the skirt) it’s even faster and cuter than you could imagine.

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Clementine loves wearing skirts right now, so this one was a big hit this summer. Even so, I haven’t managed to take a photo of her in it yet beyond this Instagram shot, where she’s covered in chocolate gelato. Hee. The best of summer.

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OK, one more Instagram pic to share with you, I just love how cute she looks in her Rainbow Dress (the free tutorial is found here), which is getting a bit small, but still fits!

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17 thoughts on “Sewing with Ribbons

  1. I’m just loving all the gingham! I scored a bunch at a garage sale a while back and didn’t know what to do with it! Now I have tons of ideas!

  2. oh stop with her! she is too cute. i think my screen just broke. and that ribbon is AMAYZING! need to make another pierrot sometime soon, i love those things. it’s super cute with the pockets, too – great idea, Anna!

  3. I used that sweet Lazy days skirt tut this summer and am now making more for back to school for my 3 girls….they love choosing the ribbon details, and I add pockets from your “pleated pocket tutorial”!

  4. Love it! Love the yellow, love the green…. I just “washied” some fabric for my next project…. But after that, It’s Pierrot time again! Love the pockets.

  5. I’m always looking at ribbon and wanting to use it but I just haven’t figured out what to use or what to use it on, yet. These are really cute ribbons!

  6. EEEEK! The yellow pierrot with the green pants are beyond adorable! I’m going to show my 6 year old & see if she’ll let me make it for her. Otherwise, it’s a yellow Charlie with green cords for my boy!

  7. Heeeeeyyyy….she’s back in pictures! With only a plushy to entice her! Way to go, Mama 🙂 Your ribbon makes me happy- I have some honest to goodness vintage ribbon that looks really similar. It’s GOT to become something. A certain daughter of mine insists on skirts every single day too. (Today, after she covered her first skirt in dirt and tree sap, she insisted on wearing a pink ruffled number over her pink velour track suit. Classy, no?)

  8. Hi! Lovely patterns! I’m writing this from the Primadonna ship on the Eastern Danube river where I just met your mother!!! She is so proud of your accomplishments!
    Barbara C

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