A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.

Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 320,104
Currently Running With Scissors:
238 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: A Little Blue Dressy *Picture Heavy*  (Read 3808 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: November 21, 2007 03:12:57 PM »

I've never attempted making clothing from a pattern before, so I tried out this (the dress seen in the middle).  Its a vintage pattern (1963), in excellent shape.

Its an (a-line?) pleated dress, and buttoned in the back.  I think I used about a yard of a pretty cotton.  It was alot easier than I expected.  The pleats proved to be troublesome, but thats only because the pattern assumed you knew about pleats and I knew nothing about them.  One thing is for sure, I think I'll avoid using single wide bias tape at all costs.  Not fun stuff to work with.

The front pleat

The back

The worst thing is, I have no one model it or anyone to gift this too.  I cannot think of any girls ages 1-3 that would fit in a size 2 dress.  I really can't.  Not one.  So, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this.

Comments, questions, and criticism are always welcome.

I will note, it isn't really bunched up like that.  Thats just the way it was hanging on the hanger.  Excuse the blurry pictures.  I will try to post some better pictures taken during the daytime.  Oh, and the faint letters you see, thats just some chalk markings I made to help myself out.  I will be washing them out.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2007 03:17:16 PM by Amaranthe » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2007 03:21:19 PM »

that is adorable! nice work.
I have a ton of little girls vintage patterns hanging around and also no one to make them for..
I've always thought about making similar versions in adult sizes but think I would look kind of silly.
They're just too cute though.

Anime Otaku/ Crafter/ Gamer
Offline Offline

Posts: 52
Joined: 06-Oct-2007

I find I relate more to Max & Ruby as I get older.

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2007 03:47:43 PM »

It's really cute, and the vintage pattern was a real find.  Smiley

My best suggestions for uses are a: buy a big baby doll and make her a cute little vintage wardrobe, or b: make a whole bunch more and donate them en masse to the local shelter/charity group of your choice. 'Tis the season for it, after all.  Cool

Beware: Someone pretentious is looking back at you.
Offline Offline

Posts: 314
Joined: 27-Feb-2006

Nothing is so simple that it can't be screwed up

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2007 04:25:56 PM »

Really nice!  Donating is a nice idea  Smiley.

« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2007 04:33:11 AM »

That is really sweet!
blue engine
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2007 08:07:30 AM »

That's a great pattern, but I am still amazed that you made the dress even without a little girl in mind to wear it! It came out so well, I hope you can find someone to love it like it deserves. Charity sounds like a good idea---Maybe like some kind of holiday craft sale raising money for a good cause that you could donate it to?

Coffy or bouncy, it's all the same at the bottom of the river.
While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats. - Mark Twain
Offline Offline

Posts: 2160
Joined: 27-Oct-2007

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2007 04:36:43 PM »

That's adorable! I just happen to have a little girl that wears a size 2.... pm me if you're interested in selling or swapping this  Grin

Offline Offline

Posts: 553
Joined: 22-Jan-2006

Sewing for small boys is cool

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2007 04:45:05 PM »

Just delightful,really the buttons down the back are just sweeeeeet.waaahhh i wish my DD was tiny again Sad Wink

Sewing and generally creative Mummy of four wonderful beings


She who sews...... ...wins
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2007 01:23:00 PM »

The dress been traded with Lisa, and is in the mail!   Cheesy
« Last Edit: December 15, 2007 01:25:33 PM by Amaranthe » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2007 03:10:31 PM »

very cute dress Smiley

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Art Doll
Simply Saints
Meatless Monday: Kid Friendly Fruit Snacks

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.