Sunday, March 27, 2011

Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl outfit

Toy Story 3 is very popular in our house. In fact, during the day on the weekdays it's on more often than not.  Little Guy will sit still and watch it long enough to fall asleep (which is why I put it on at naptime so often!).  He loves Buzz, in fact, he calls the whole movie "Buzz," but Miss M loves Jessie.  Wow, does she ever love Jessie!

When her grandma and auntie got tickets to go to Toy Story 3 on Ice this weekend, Miss M was over the moon!  She has a Jessie Halloween costume, but it's nothing more than a one-piece printed pajama-like suit and she's already outgrowing it.  She's been asking for a "real" Jessie suit and this seemed like the perfect excuse to sew her one!

I used materials I had on hand -- white cotton toweling, yellow quilting cotton, red piping (vintage), red ribbon, and a bit of white felt. Only the buttons were purchased specifically for this purpose.  I used Ottobre 6/2007 #19, the "Ollie" shirt.  The front "yoke" is nothing more than a piped appliqué sewed onto the front shirt panels!  Since Jessie-the-doll's shirt only has two buttons on the front, I used open ring snaps to close it and then sewed the buttons on over top.  The cuffs are 1 1/2 times the original pattern piece.  The chaps are from McCall's 2851. I shortened them significantly for my wee girl.


She was the best dressed little Jessie there, if I do say so myself!


  1. That is so cute! It looks like you did a great job!

  2. She makes the cutest Jessie! Love all the details.

  3. With a four year old, the details are very important!!

  4. Thanks! I'm quite pleased with how it all turned out, though I almost had a disaster on my hands when I had a piece of my snap press upside-down and essentially punched a hole in my button band!!

  5. So cute! I wish I had those kind of sewing skills.