the sailorette

I have been happily slaving away for my little Brave, so forgive the late Monday post. Tomorrow is her 2nd birthday and what a fine day it will be. I can’t believe my baby will be two. Time always flies so fast and this is the mama-made, little, birthday suit to help celebrate time flying for our little brave sailorette.

for my little sailorette
(front of outfit)
And naturally, every little sailorette must have some sort of tattoo.
sailorette's first tattoo
for my little sailorette
(back of outfit)
I fashioned the high waisted shorts after some vintage ones that I bought from this lovely shop. Buttons were added to the tank and lastly the little tattoo patch, which I have had for a few years now. I have been saving it for the absolute perfect little outfit and I think it couldn’t be more perfect. 
We were going to take her (and her sister) somewhere special on Saturday to celebrate her birthday, but plans changed. We are having a mini-just-us-family party tomorrow night with a special little theme in mind and Brave will wear her little sailorette getup. Then, on Wednesday she will wear her special birthday suit again to a special outing. Hey! My guess is sailors don’t bring loads and loads of clothes with them out to sea, so it is perfectly dandy to wear the same outfit two times in a row, provided birthday cake doesn’t get all over it from the night before.
Now, it is back to the sewing machine as I try to crank out Brave’s birthday present. This little gift I had in mind turned out to be harder than I originally thought. I keep getting stuck and have to take a break to figure how to work things out. I really hope I am done by tomorrow. Actually, I must be done by tomorrow because tomorrow is Brave’s birthday. She doesn’t really understand birthdays, but it will be a big deal to us no matter what. Eek! I can hardly wait!


20 Responses to “the sailorette”

  1. rustandroses says:

    That is SO cute! Imagine that being handed down through the generations….sweet!

  2. lina says:

    oh i'm so excited. your family always has the best birthdays!
    happy birthday brave!

  3. I would wear it twice or thrice in a row…and I LOVE the tat!!

    You're the best.

  4. I love how special you make birthdays for each other! It's lovely.

  5. oh my gosh that is adorable!

  6. My goodness, that is ridiculously cute!!! Happy early birthday, Brave!

  7. carly. says:

    you have the cutest (& luckiest) little girls i have ever seen. that is the MOST adorable jumper i have ever ever ever laid eyes on. you should make more and sell them…wait no, then it wouldn't be one of a kind for your little sailorette, hehe. anyway, it's magical…i love it!!

  8. Ellen says:

    Happy Birthday to Brave!!

    Can't wait to celebrate with you!!!

    LN & V


    we miss ya!

  9. Susan says:

    I can hardly wait to see the photo journal of her birthday. And I just love those high waist shorts!!! I wish I were brave enough to wear them. I don't think I have the legs for them, but…

    Love ya! I'm sorry I haven't written back about the giveaway! I will. I promise! I've been crazy busy!

    Love, Susan

  10. rubi says:

    will you please make this adult size?
    it is so cute!

    happy birthday brave!

  11. Lindsay says:

    I love the way you make birthdays so special and come up with themes and make things especially for the girls! You're so creative and fun!

    Happy Birthday Brave!

    I can't wait to see the photos of the celebrations!

  12. Just adorable. I cannot wait to see pics of her in it along with the other birthday plans!

  13. boots says:

    girl you have skillz. seriously. i can't wait to have a little baby girl…or boy (i guess) and make adorible clothes for them. your dresses are also so cute it hurts.

  14. just a-dorable!
    happy birthday to the leeetle sweetie!

  15. carly. says:

    ps: i hope you don't mind that i blogged about this!

  16. Becky says:

    the “tattoo” on the back is too much! Love it.

  17. Rubyellen says:

    thanks all! this outfit makes me wish i had longer legs to strut cute shorts too! i guess anything will look good on a two year old. this outfit also reminds me of the tattoo that i want on my shoulder, but would never spend the money for!


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