Monday, 29 July 2013

I made a dress!

 Okay perhaps that isn’t such a startling announcement to most people who sew… but for me, I don’t do dresses. I did try once upon a time – some simple sleeveless dresses. And Miss not yet 2 at the time promptly refused to wear them. Let’s just say that soured me on dressmaking. I mean all that fabric that I could use in a quilt, wasted on a dress that diva-child refuses to wear!

But Little Miss is now 3 and loves new clothes. So I thought I’d try my hand at it again. I even tried sleeves this go around! Okay so it’s still a very basic dress but I’m happy!

Front of dress

And we have success! Little-Miss-Lulu-who-picks-her-own-clothes put the dress on and refuses to take it off. Victory!

Back of Lulu's dress

Look at those pigtails.They usually curl up into the cutest little ringlets. I’m going to be sad when that stops happening. She’s getting too big too fast.

The pattern is a freebie with a step-by-step photo tutorial from Pretty Prudent. I did come a little unstuck with the ruffles but I managed to make them work.

Ruffles

Even better? The fabric was in the clearance section of Spotlight. $4.99 for 1 metre and that was plenty to make this little dress. I couldn’t resist that sweet cherry blossom print. Miss 3 couldn’t resist the fact that it’s pink.

Cherry blossoms

Also I must admit I rather enjoyed a fairly quick project – with this taking than less than two hours. We’re currently on house arrest with my son being rather contagious with a bout of rubella (German measles). Hoping that as he is fully immunised it’ll be a mild dose, but in the meantime we’re stuck at home for the next week to prevent spreading it. More sewing time for me?! I wish!







Make a wish 


31 comments:

  1. Adorable! Love the fabric, the pattern and the model!!

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  2. I am so proud of you for giving dress making another go!! I love that dress and the fabric is so pretty too!! Lil Miss 3 looks beautiful!! Such a good mommy moment when they don't want to wear anything but the dress you made. I think you need to sew a couple more up!!

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  3. I love the pattern and fabric looks lovely on Miss Three hope she wears it often !!!!

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  4. Lovely! Congrats on dress making! and thanks for pointing to the pattern.

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  5. That is a very cute dress, well done you :0) Sorry to hear you are on house arrest ... hopefully it's short lived!

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  6. Gorgeous dress - sometimes simple is best. I've given up on dresses for my girls as they won't wear them (homemade or shop bought!) enjoy it while you can. Hope your boy makes a speedy recovery

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  7. Great dress! Pity about the home detention situation - hopefully you can convince the little ones to support your sewing habit :-)

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  8. Too cute. I have Princess asking me to sew for her, but I suspect she'll decide she won't wear anything I make, so I'm resisting! Good luck with the sickliness

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  9. #EEEEK# Lulu looks gorgeous! Oh big congrats to you for giving dress making another go!
    Hoping Mr J gets better soon without too much upset. Sending big hugs to you all!

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  10. What a sweet little dress! and so great that she loves wearing it too!

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  11. Congrats on the dressmaking, small girls are such a great incentive to have a go, especially when they refuse to take the resulting dress off :)

    House arrest doesn't sound too good, hope it goes by quickly.

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  12. oh it is so pretty and she looks totally adorable!! Great fabric choice, very sweet! Hope he gets better quickly xxx

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  13. That is so cute Kristy. And she is so cute!

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  14. The dress is very cute! Hope your little guy gets better soon.

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  15. Adorable dress...and such great photos!

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  16. Awwww - the dress and the Little Miss Model are very cute. A great success! Your dressmaking skills will be much in demand from now on I imagine...

    I hope the week passes quickly! You'll be released soon.

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  17. It's absolutely perfect and oh so cute! Job more than well done. Those pigtails - melting my heart... Here's to a speedy recovery and end of the quarantine. x

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  18. Hope your son feels better soon, and everyone else stays healthy!!!
    The dress is amazing!!Great job!! The fabric is so cute and is perfect for this adorable dress pattern!! And I love all your pictures!!

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  19. Beautiful! She is so cute! Dress making is scary terrain for me--not just because it looks so hard, but also because you need so much more fabric! Well, for adults anyway :)

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  20. Poor J...but bonus for Miss 3. I am proud of you for sewing her a dress. I have to sew a couple soon.

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  21. WOW!! It's perfect, and no paper piecing or star wars involved!! Great work Kristy! She looks absolutely adorable!

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  22. Absolutely adorable. And your little one is quiet the little model.

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  23. I love it! Great photos too Kristy! Yay for dresses :)

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  24. So precious! Little girls are such fun to sew for.

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  25. Such a sweet little dress for a sweet little miss!!

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  26. The dress is delightful!

    Susie

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  27. such a cute little dress, and a cute little girl!

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  28. That is absolutely adorable. Great job. Love the fabric choice.

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