KCW Days 5 and 6: It’s Little Betty

Phew – we’re getting there. Apologies to those who don’t come here for the kids sewing – maybe check back in a week or so when this Kids Clothes Week malarchy is over πŸ™‚ I’m seriously loving it though – apparently I respond well when there are parameters added to my projects. Are you the same? Sometimes I find the wealth of possibilities of what to sew next a bit daunting – too much choice in patterns and fabrics, how can one ever decide? But add a timeframe and some limitations and I’m a sewing machine (ha ha). I am continuing with my aim of sewing with up-cycled and stash fabrics during this KCW.

Today I’m blogging a complete rip off. Some of you may remember that I was part of the blog tour for the Little Betty top by Suz of Sewpony Vintage back in January. Also part of that blog tour was Trine of GroovyBabyandMama. She totally knocked everyone’s socks off with her dress adaptation of the Little Betty and I’ve been meaning to copy hersΒ make my own ever since.




The dress is made from a thrifted ladies roll neck top and the leggings are from leftover knit from my Plantain tee. I used the Little Betty pattern pieces that I had cut out from last time (size 2), but apparently this girl has grown a bit since January (who knew?!) This dress is going to have to be worn NOW as there is not much growing room across her chest.

The leggings are Β made from the Tiny Path leggings pattern from Ottobre 6/2013 that I made for the first time last Kids Clothes Week here. If you can get a quicker or easier sew then I’d like to see it – these are about 15 minutes worth.

It’s the quick or the dead with getting blog photos sometimes – she practically ruined the dress within 5 minutes by covering it and her new leggings in sunscreen. Bless her heart. I’m still working on getting the greasy stains out…..still, it pays to be sun smart πŸ™‚





  1. You have been busy! So fun. And I think this little Betty dress is just adorable! I’m a fan of black and think it looks so cute on kids. Hope you can get the greasy sunscreen out! Such a bummer.

  2. Looks great! Too bad it won’t fit her for long, I get super frustrated when I do that! Plus I have 1 girl& 1 boy so I don’t see items handed down for a second use- it would be lovely to have 2 kids to wear one outfit.

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