Thursday, 23 April 2015

Child's dress

Dresses for Timi and Kerah

I am going to teach a two day sewing course [A simple child's dress] so I have made these for my Granddaughters and as samples.

I have tried to use simple patterns but show with a little thought you can make your work beautiful and original.
The summer dress is an old pattern copied from a friend but modified over the years to suit my taste.
I love a full skirt so I have added extra fullness and the neckline is not as low. It is relatively straight forward no zip no buttons, it slips over the head and the tie at the back gives it shape.


The lovely fabric is all quality cotton fabric from my local store, the floral is Pam Kitty and the pink spot is Ann Kelle, the others are from my stash.


As I put this dress together I bought in other fabric to compliment what I had, I'd like to think I have a good eye. If you lack confidence use the colours from the selvage and you will find everything will go together beautifully.



The little pockets with the green trim lift the front of the skirt, see how I have angled the pockets.


The flower just sets off the bodice and my girly girl will love it.


The little pinafore has yet to be hemmed, its made from very fine Needle Cord.



I've trimmed it with floral Bias binding and made the wee flowers from the Bias tape as well.



It doesn't take much to add interest to a garment and make it your own.
Have fun sewing.
Glenis


I think we down here in New Zealand are a little slow as I wasn't sure what a link party was until recently anyway I have entered the little dress.





3 comments:

  1. Such pretty dresses...I love your choice of fabrics and colours...your granddaughters will love them ♥
    Hope you have a lovely Sunday!
    Susan x

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    1. Thank you Susan I do love making clothes especially children's, I was a dressmaker so Its my passion.
      We did have a gorgeous day here yesterday [Sunday] still 22 deg and sunshine, amazing for May.
      Glenis

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  2. Such pretty dresses...I love your choice of fabrics and colours...your granddaughters will love them ♥
    Hope you have a lovely Sunday!
    Susan x

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