Norah Pattern Tour and Easy Button Hair Clip Tutorial

 Darling girls dress and button hair clip tutorial - Rae Gun Ramblings

When Hayley from Welcome to the Mouse House and Mouse House Creations emailed to ask if I wanted to be a part of her very first pattern blog tour I was giddy. The pattern is so cute and I was excited to sew some up for the nieces. Of course I couldn’t help but make some button hair pins to go with it. But before I get to the tutorial for the clips here are a few pics of T in her Norah tunic.

Quick and Easy Button Hair Clip Tutorial at Rae Gun Ramblings

This pattern came together quickly and the directions are super easy to follow. There are a few different variations and all just as adorable. You can make it with the collar and ties like I did, just with the Peter Pan collar, or collar-less. It comes in both a tunic length like I did or dress length. And you can make it sleeveless or with short and long sleeves.

Norah Dress. Cute and easy sewing for girls at Rae Gun Ramblings

I would advise picking the size that coordinates with your kiddos measurement and the “finished measurement chart”. T is 6 and a half and I did a 7 since it was sleeveless and knew that she’s be wearing it over stuff this weekend I wanted to make sure it would be good for next Summer but the 6 would have been just fine both width and lengthwise.

Step by step instructions on how to make simple button hair pins at Rae Gun Ramblings

These hair clips are super easy and can be made with all kinds of buttons. Just add a dab of hot glue to the top of a hair pin press a button on top and you’ve got a cute inexpensive hair pin to match any outfit.

Quick and easy girl's tunic and dress sewing pattern - Rae Gun Ramblings

I love the Norah dress and tunic pattern. If you’ve got a little girl from 12 months to 12 years I can’t recommend this pattern any more. I’m sure it will be a big hit. T really liked it and L has already asked for one in her size! In fact I’m super duper tempted to make myself something with the collar/tie detail. Do you think I can pull it off?

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  1. The use of three different colors for the collar really makes this top stand out! Love it!

  2. That collar is so fun! You have some very lucky nieces!

  3. You can for sure pull it off, especially if it were sweatery or I could see the collar and bow done in a satin or delicate fabric. I love you version so much! The fun colors and fabric made it look really hip.

  4. Adorable idea! My daughter won’t keep hairbands on. I’m definitely going to try this. So cute!

  5. Super cute! I love the color mix on the collar!

  6. I so wish I had a girl. This is genius and so simple. I’ll have to pin these for when me niece is older and has a little more hair!

  7. I am totally stealing that hair pin idea… Ainsley would love that (if she will keep it in her hair ha)

    Thank you SO much for joining in the tour… Your niece is absolutely adorable and the dress you made is super duper adorable!

  8. Glad I’ve finally found soethming I agree with!

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