Hello 2015 and a little yellow dressFebruary 13, 2015
Hello there! It has been a while since I have been around here! I blame Christmas/school holidays, a room renovation, house painting and feeling a bit overwhelmed with how many unfinished projects Ihave piled in my sewing room! Time to tick some off....
This is another Blake dress, pattern by mingo and grace. You can see three more I made more true to the original pattern here. For this dress, I gathered the skirt instead of pleating it and added a peter pan collar. This is size five on Juliette who sits between a 4-5 size wise. I used some recycled fabric that I found at the op shop. It is a lovely soft cotton shirting. The collar and little pocket (hidden by folds in the pic above) are a lovely double gauze I bought from miss matatabi.
I really love buying second hand fabric. I get so much satisfaction from making a dress for a few dollars and also from making something pretty from something that someone didn't want (and supporting charity at the same time!) In fact, I am putting it out there now that my sewing resolution for the year is that I am not buying any new fabrics this year. I will be using fabrics I already have and any I find at the op shop. That said, if someone happens to buy me some Cloud 9 fabric that is currently in stock and looking lovely at Spotlight, or I happen to receive lovely fabric in the mail from a secret admirer, I am not going to refuse them.
I love her gapped teeth smile! Emily totally photo bombed this one!
The back of this dress is very feminine I think with a slightly cut away arm scye.
I realise now after editing these photos that the one below is the only one where you can see the little pocket.
Juliette loves her new 'party dress' and I am glad she still loves wearing dresses.
I hope to show you the rest of my half made projects soon -
- A Lotta skirt for me from some bold Anna Maria Horner floral
- A Nani Iro summer dress for Juliette
- A teddy for a new baby
- A three quarter sleeve version of this design
- An artistic representation of this dress
- A dress adaptation of my Little Betty top pattern
- A recycled Sunday picnic dress for Emily
- A bed quilt for Emily
Yes I am very naughty at starting new projects. I WILL not start a new project until this list is done!!