Modern Sunbonnet Sue's Musings

Musings from the mind of a modern day Sue:
Granddaughter's Outfit

So, I got an extra day off from work on President's Day. And, I used it to stitch together a UFO project, one of those that was put into a shoebox and forgotten about. The outfit is a seersucker capri pant & top, New Look pattern #6473; and I cannot remember when I cut this out. I thought that I had planned to make it for my oldest granddaughter, but now I am thinking that I started it two years ago when my youngest granddaughter was born. Either way, it is at least a two year old project. Luckily, my granddaughter is petite and the cut size will still fit her.

I am not the greatest at clothing construction, which is why I took up quilting. But, when I started having grandchildren, I started making them outfits. It was hard to resist the fabric selections and cute patterns. Sewing small seams, armhole openings, and buttonholes are things I haven't mastered. And all of these were involved in this project.

The rick rack and bows add a sweet touch to the design. I added the bow at the top of the pants, to mark the front from the back - no tags when you make your own clothes. The top was supposed to have three bows across the bodice, but I strategically placed one bow over a blood stain on the fabric that wouldn't come out. The bow covers it nicely and you wouldn't know that it wasn't supposed to be there. Here's a closeup of both pieces.


This year is the year of the UFO and I can mark another one off my list. This sweet little outfit will be a gift for my granddaughter's 2nd birthday next month.

Happy Stitching!

Published Tue, Feb 18 2014 2:16 PM by Pamela


# re: Granddaughter's Outfit@ Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:41 PM

I have started many projects and forgot about them or lost interest, also put them away....seeing how well you did with this outfit makes me want to look through some of those projects and perhaps get one satisfying that must be!  Beautiful little outfit.