Hello party people! It’s wednesday and time for my wee little people and their vintage clothes. This week I chose to feature my Elsie Bellsie (aka Eleanor). 🙂
I found her fabulous vintage and hand made dress long before she was born. As soon as I found out I was having a girl I started looking for sweet vintage dresses. This one is one of the first that I found.
I LOVE that it is very non traditional baby colors. I am pretty much swooning over the jewel tones the fact that it is plaid.
It is hand smocked too! I love the peter pan collar and the lace around the sleeves. It also has 3/4 sleeves which is unusual for baby clothes and it is so sweet.
Her accessories are a happy accident in that they all matched perfectly! Her headband is one I made from double fold elastic (LOVE that stuff for headbands) and wool felt in mustard.
Her boots (yes she has like a hundred pairs now) are made from vintage velvet fabric found at my favorite vintage craft thrift shop.
This would be when the photo shoot started to go south. I had to get the bib though! I made this the other day from a vintage pattern I have. It is already almost too small for her. Bummer. It is a darling bib pattern! It ties around her back with ribbons and it is darling. I love the lace touch. Floral fabric is from Joann Fabrics.
That my friends, is all she wrote.
dress – vintage and hand made
tights – Baby Gap
diaper cover – Old Navy
shoes – made by me using my Ruffled Boot Pattern
bib – made by me using vintage McCall’s 7715 pattern
headband – made by me