The “I’m really into Polkadots” Girl pants and Tunic

I know I know I’m late again!  I didn’t mean to be I promise.  I even had this one finished a month ago but then as things will do one simply kept leading to another and before any of us were ready it was Friday.  Oh well I hope you like Emily’s dots just the same.  There are days when I really wish I could pull off dressing like my 4 year old and this outfit really fits the bill for that. I mean really she is wearing 3 different polka dot fabrics and polka dot ribbon and people have been telling her just how cute she is all day long.

Polka dots are a current favorite of her’s so I’ve had this one planned out for a while.  The pants are design 13 from Ottobre 1/2011 and were fun and just a touch challenging to sew.  They have a very tiny (I had to cut off some of the 4 inch zipper) fly, cool angled slash type pockets worked into the seams in the back, and tiny little front pockets.  I didn’t have enough fabric for the cargo pockets the pattern included so I did ribbon stripes down the outseam instead.  The top if from the Japanese pattern book Girly Style but I hope you will forgive me not telling you which pattern.  The book is somewhere in the house and who knows how much later my post would be if I had to find it before posting.  It was easy to sew though despite not having English directions.  Just make sure you trace that book in a well lit area because those pattern sheets can be something to figure out.

The Facts

Fabric:  brown with pink dots left from another project, I yard pink with big brown dots ($6.00), brown with white dots purchased at some point for something but I don’t remember what

Notions:  tiny blue zipper from stash, pink ribbon with brown dots also from stash, brown button from a grab bag, brown fold over elastic for button loop left over from pantie project, pink snap from stash, and elastic you guessed it also from stash

Patterns: Otto 1/2011 design 13, top from Girly Style

Year: both are modern and still available on Etsy

First worn: Today

Wear again: Most likely

Total cost: the only new addition was $6.00 so I don’t want to think too much about the rest



Stephanie mother tried to teach her how to sew growing up but she didn't really get serious about it until her 4 year old daughter was born and she wanted to put her in fancy smocked dresses. Since then, she has learned to smock and sew. Her blog and screen name come from the initials of her two children Elijah who is 8 and Emily who is 4.


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  1. Great outfit! Love the different size dots. She’s so cute!

  2. Adorable. both outfit and daughter… Happy sewing..