This post is dedicated to celebrating my friend Kat and her newest little Chibi! Akira is a lucky girl to get to join the ranks of Azriella and Sephira and a virtual baby shower of sorts is WAY overdue. So pardon me while I go a little Krazy for Kat.
While we don’t have the same style exactly, I know for sure when I visit Sew Chibi I’ll smile. Every. Time. The things Kat creates are the ultimate in kid fun. She comes up with the coolest ideas and is always searching for a new technique (guys, she SEWED WATER) while still making sure her girls will be comfortable and happy in what she makes them. And isn’t that the point of the whole thing? To make things our kids will like to wear?
So when I was thinking about what to make for Akira, I knew I’d have to use some of my No Scrap Too Small scraps. The whole time I was stitching that “fabric” together I was thinking of Kat and how it’s something she would totally do.
For the skirt I used some of the Ikea Tidny fabric so we could get the older girls involved. Add in some markers and now Azzy and Sephira can have some fun coloring in their new baby sister’s dress. Knowing Kat she’ll go all permanent marker and let the girls have at it, but I’ll include the washable in the package just in case, hehe.
I also used some neon pink stretch twill to make the rest of the fabrics pop a bit more. The pattern is the Maggie Mae (*affiliate link) tunic by Shwin Designs and it’s one I’ve made a dozen times. It’s a great shape for featuring fabric.
Instead of buttons I used snaps and hid them in the seams of the center back placket. Lets face it, there’s no way I’m going to compete with Kat and her button making ability so I thought this way should could add some buttons for show on the outside later if she wanted.
As you peek around the web today you’ll see a lot of love for Kat out there. I can’t wait to see what she’s been up to lately (some sneaky peeks on Instagram) and I encourage you to stop by Sew Chibi as she doesn’t disappoint. Just don’t forget to smile.
ahhh!!! that's adorable 🙂 perfection, and i can't wait to see what Akira's big sisters draw for her!
So cute!!! Perfect gift for a mini chibi!
how sweet?her! I ADORE Kat's blog too, just like you, I don't think my style is even close to hers, but I think that's what I like the most about her. She's definately one of the most original bloggers out there and her girls are just too lucky to have such a talented and fun mom. Your gift is perfect, I like that the big sister's can help finish this. =D
Jill Woodson McFee
Such a great idea!! So cute and I love your bodice fabric! You really did create your own…
I love it! What a neat idea to get the older girls involved in creating the finished dress!
The most wonderful gifts are the ones that come with a bit of sentimental value! The fact that you added some of your amazing creation will be something I will always treasure. And let alone the fact that this is knock your socks off cute! The fabric with the markers!? Yeah, you were right: my first intention IS to let them loose with fabric markers, but your idea of using washable markers? GENIUS! I am just tickled silly with all this love from you ladies! You really know how to treat a girl (and her baby 😉 THANK YOU!!!! xoxxooxo
So fun! I'm sure big sisters will love decorating the baby!
carin van den berg
So so cute. I love the pattern and fabrics you used!
Stephanie - Swoodson Says
So super sweet – I love the idea behind big sisters coloring it in, too!
navy wifey peters
Adorable! And it looks like it would be so much fun to color it!
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