Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Kids Clothing Week - First finished project!

One of my sewing pledges this year is to try some of the other 'views' on the patterns I already own. I already sewed up another version of this dress for school uniform and it was in heavy rotation.

I wanted something for fun this time so spurred on by KCW I made the uber-girly version.


I was up a bit later than usual last night completing the bodice on this dress, leaving only the skirt and gathers to do today. Those gathers! You think I would have learnt my lesson from this skirt, but here I go again with the ruffles.


I only managed to get a couple of photos, my girl was not feeling well today and so I didn't want to push my luck.


Those of you who have read this blog before will recognize the fabric as that from my Washi dress. It was torn (breaking my heart) but I managed to salvage as much fabric as possible in the hope I would be able to make something from it. I may not have been able to cut everything in one piece as a result, but I think I get away with it because of the gathers.

I also sized up for this dress, the school dress was a size 6 and it didn't seem long before it grew too small. It was especially short towards the end. I would add about 3-4" onto that view if I were to make her another for school so it lasts longer. This is the 7T and it has enough growing room to keep me happy. 


17 comments:

  1. Oh no, what a shame, your Washi was so lovely! I'm glad you could salvage the fabric, though. The dress (and your daughter) are very cute.

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    1. Thank you! There will be other Washi's (if I ever get around to finding some fabric I like)

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  2. I loved your washi, but how nice that you were able to salvage enough to make her this dress!

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    1. It has made a cute dress for her though. She really suits the colour because her eyes are grey-green and they just look fab whenever she wears it.

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  3. Beautiful dress, and I love the fabric. It's something of a consolation when you can make a child's outfit out of an old favourite... at least you can still enjoy looking at it :)

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  4. Lovely dress. It is simple, sweet and just girly enough.

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  5. Clever re-use.
    Feel better sweet baby

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    1. Thanks Nicole. She is back up to speed now, thankfully. When I pick her up from school we are all going little girl shoe shopping, which is the most enjoyable thing to do ever!

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  6. Good save on the fabric! And Your pledge is a great idea (which I might have to steal :-p)

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    1. Thanks, I really need to make full use of those patterns. I have the other view of the Jump Rope Dress high on my list.

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  7. Loved your washi and loving your re-do :) very pretty!!

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    1. Thanks Martha! It is a good style for a party dress.

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  8. Such a lovely dress. the fabric is gorgeous and I feel for your Washi loss but look what you've made. Clever you and your beautiful, lucky girl.

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  9. That's a shame about your Washi but being able to reuse the fabric to make a beautiful dress makes up for it!

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