Friday, August 16, 2013

A new outfit for Wibke...and a new name too!

At first when Wibke arrived and I put her hair back into the plaits that she'd have had originally, I kept thinking she looked like a Heidi.  But then I thought that was a bit too 'obvious', so as I've been looking for a name for my incoming German girl, I found a new sweet name for Wibke aswell.  From now on, she will be known as Liesl.  I thought it was perfect for her!

Yesterday I sewed her a new outfit because she'd not had anything made especially for her, she'd had to 'steal' something from one of the others, so here she is modelling her new casual 'duds', plus I made some leather sandals too.  They're not perfect, I really needed more 'clamps' to hold them together whilst the glue dried, plus they are a little bit too big for her....but as I told her "You'll grow into them!"  We'll not go into the fact that I was also too impatient to wait for the glue to dry properly before going on to the next stage!!! :)

The 'angel' top is made from a pair of little girls knit leggings....I had to be quite 'imaginative' in placing the pattern pieces as I could only find small sizes left in the shop....it's sales time here so everything gets snapped up quickly, including bigger sized girls leggings!  Also it was a toss up between capri length trousers or leggings, I went with the yellow trousers but think I might also make her a pair of turquoise leggings too, as they'll be so much more comfy in the heat!!







Close up of the not so great sandals, but they'll do for now!! 
I used these paw print buttons!



Playing with 'summer frames'!



16 comments:

  1. She looks fab Sharon! I love her new name too!!

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    1. Thanks so much Ronny, glad you like! Perhaps I should rename them all after the Von Trapp family!!
      Hope Merrick is doing well!

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  2. Liesl and her new outfit--both are perfect for her. The little button on her sandals really makes them special.

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    1. Thanks very much Julie! Thank you also on the button, I thought they could be called Paw Prints Sandals, for Sasha's who enjoy living the Wild Life!!!

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  3. She looks great Sharon, her outfit suits her really well and those sandals with the dog buttons are just so cute! What a sweet girl!

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    1. Thanks Lorraine! Glad you like them. She is another with Shelly creation eyes!

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  4. I love those buttons on her sandals! The name definitely suits her. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Randomfish....you definitely need one of these you know, it's a crime to knit as good as you do and not put it on a Sasha!!! LOL ;-)

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  5. Lovely name and great outfit, the sandla's are sweet with the little paw buttons.

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    1. Thanks so much Dee, glad you like them! I was a bit short of buttons down here on the coast, (I really can't bring everything!!!) but had these so thought they'd be fine!

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  6. Just commented and lost it all on trying to 'publish' it. Will now have to have another go later. So maddening!

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    1. Oh Kendal the number of times I've done that, it's so frustrating!

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  7. Lovely outfit - as usual. See you sold the one on eBay - were you happy with the price?

    BTW are you getting my emails - I'm not sure I have the right address for you...

    Penny
    x

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    1. Thanks so much Penny, glad you like it!
      No I haven't had any emails from you, here is my email address:

      dambuster01@yahoo.co.uk

      Hugs Sharon xx

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  8. A very sweet name for this darlin' girl. She has very dreamy eyes! The outfit is really cute - right down to her toes! What a fun accent those pawprint buttons are!
    Janet

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    1. Thank you very much Janet, I'm glad you like her and her outfit! The paw print buttons were really used because I didn't have anything else with me, but then I liked them so they'll be staying!
      I just found your blog site and have joined it, I found it very interesting and will be going back to read more!!!

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