Project Come Out to Play Outfit

By Diane Kron

Skill Level: Intermediate  

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What little girl wouldn’t love to play in this adorable outfit? Decorative stitches make this play wear pop, and the fabrics can match her favorite colors and prints. If you love sewing for your kids or grandchildren, you'll love making this sweet outfit. Download printable instructions.

Materials:

  • "Sew Classic Clothes for Girls" by Lindsay Wilkes
  • Baby Lock Soft Stabilizer for fusing onto front yoke (bib)
  • 3 different coordinating fabrics as stated in book
  • Buttons for top
  • Madeira® Aerofil threads
  • Straight edge ruler
  • Frixion Pen
  • Size 11 quilting needle
  • General sewing supplies

Tools:

  • Baby Lock® Lyric sewing machine - Model# blmlr

Steps:

  1. Print out all of the necessary pattern pieces while following the directions starting on Page 97 of the "Sew Classic Clothes for Girls" by Lindsay Wilkes book for the top.

  2. Cut out the bib section from the coordinating fabric.

  3. Fuse the Baby Lock Soft Stabilizer to the back of the bib.

  4. Using a straight edge ruler and the Frixion pen, draw several rows of lines on the strip at a 45° angle ¾” apart from each other. For accuracy, use the markings on the ruler.

  5. Set the machine up for sewing:

    1. Attach the “N” foot.

    2. Change the needle to a size 11 quilting needle.

    3. Thread the machine with Madeira Aerofil Thread and wind the bobbin with the same thread.

    4. Select stitch number 17 as shown in the following illustration.

    5. Place the bib section under the presser foot while placing the left edge of the foot even with the drawn lines. Stitch the first row of decorative stitches.

    6. Stitch at a slow even pace to be sure that the stitch line is straight. Repeat for the remaining lines.

    7. Rotate the bib section on the cutting board and draw additional lines on the section in the reverse direction from the first set.

    8. Repeat Step d & e to apply the decorative stitches to the bib section.

    9. Finish the top by following the directions starting on page 97 in the book.

    10. Make the Capri pants by following directions on page 63, using the coordinating fabrics for the main section of the pants and a coordinating fabric for the ruffle and pockets.

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