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« on: November 19, 2008 02:54:15 AM »

it's been a long while since I posted anything of interest on here, mainly 'cos I'vve been trying to sort my cr4p heap of a house out. sorted it is, sew I must lol!!

Winter is upon us here in the uk, it's flipping freezing and my baby has been living in jeans and sweaters. This week however she went on strike and refused to get dressed unless the thing I was dressing her in was home made. very cute, but quite inconvenient seeing as most of her home made clothes are summery so she spent two days in her reversible yellow/purple pinnafore with shirts, vests and tights under it.

So, a few days ago I let her loose on my stash of heavy fabric and said "pick one for a dress". she chose some old pink velvet curtain material.
I drafted a pattern for a wide neck pinnafore with fitted shirt style sleeves and collar using her summer pinnafores as a base. I am quite pleased with the result, although one of the front buttons needs resewing 'cos it's a bit wonky. It's yet again a recycled item, the white fabric is an ex-NHS linen cot sheet bought from a jumble for a matter of pennies, the body was a curtain once (jumble again) and even the lace was taken off another item. all the buttons were new though. I luuuuuuuurve buying buttons.

aww, lacy cuffs

frilly collar

the back

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008 05:19:39 AM »

That is adorable!  What a bargain to boot!! 
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008 11:02:33 AM »

That is a sweet little outfit. Good job on all the recycling; that's an efficient use of supplies!

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2008 08:52:29 AM »

she looks so happy:  It's pink!  It's velvet!  It's mama made!  Perfect  Smiley

« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008 08:18:03 AM »

Beautiful dress!  It reminds me of the beautiful dresses my grandmother used to make me.  They really are timeless.
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2008 01:36:09 PM »

She looks so proud!  Mine requests stuff too.  Usually at the most inconvenient of times.  Treasure it as I hear that eventually they'll refuse to wear anything mama made!  Glad to hear your sewing again.  It sure makes me feel good!
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