blue and whiteJanuary 27, 2017
I 'frequent' my local op shops about once a fortnight. There are four in my town and I always check out the haberdashery and fabric section. I find vintage buttons, zips, patterns and best of all, fabrics! Yesterday I found this gorgeous blue and white striped cotton. Over two metres for $1.50! It was asking me to turn it into a kinder dress for Emily. So I did.
I love sewing with vintage finds. Making something that costs only a few dollars is so satisfying, as is transforming a piece of old fabric into something fresh my girls can wear.
For this dress, I wanted something simple and wanted to mix up the stipe direction. I drafted the bodice from my tic tac toe pattern - extending the sleeve line to create domain sleeves (too narrow on this version). A simple gathered skirt with big hem and a single button to close the dress at the back.
I was very hasty with this dress. Sometimes, I see a picture in my mind of how I want something to look and I just have to get started right away! Emily inherits the girls' hand me down saltwater sandals - love them.
I am happy to be enlightened by an Instagram friend that the coathanger that I bought a couple of weeks ago is a set of wings (not a cloud as I first summised - I don't know why - they are so clearly a pair of wings!). I let Emily pose with them and give me her best face! Love her ♥.