FRIDAY FIVER: Debbie's birthday dressOctober 17, 2014
I pinned the woollen dress above months ago as it reminded me of my pattern - Debbie's birthday dress. Today, Crafterhours have the discount code for you to receive the pattern for only $5 for the next 24 hours. Perfect timing for Kids Clothes Week beginning on Monday. I have another DBD planned for next week inspired by one of Emily's favourite book characters.
Today I whipped up a Dolce & Gabbana inspired DBD for Emily.
Debbie's birthday dress is a classic A-line dress with two views. As many of you know it was inspired by one of my favourite childhood story books - Debbie's birthday party, illustrated by the great Marcel Marlier. It is a great beginner pattern (no zips or buttonholes!) and you can really make it your own with cute trims and adding bows, buttons, etc. Have a look at the sewpony vintage flickr pool for some other lovely Debbie's!
The fabrics I used are: vintage grey wool (given to me by a friend), green wool felt, brown velvet and some quilting cotton for the lining. The buttons on the pockets are vintage too. My dress cost about $5, while the D&G one is $413.33!!!
You can create the A-line without the centre seam of view 2 by simply omitting the central seam allowance and cutting your dress front on the fold. I added a chocolate brown bow to mine and two pockets instead of one. My pocket size on this dress is smaller as had only just enough green woollen felt! Looking at the D&G version again, I might move the bow up a little to make it look a little more balanced.
To follow the link to the discount code, head over to Crafterhours! Thank you for the invitation Adrianna:)
Emily likes her new dress, but mostly, she just wants to be a puppy...