Monday, August 24, 2009

Finally another dress

When the weather got hot I realized that my daughter had grown out of almost all of her dresses ... so I really wanted to make her a new one. I actually meant to make a "twirly one" already for ages. But I had never done one like those before and at the time I could not really bring myself to try and also I simply did not have much time. So I figured better I use the pattern that I have used before already (here and here) ... I know how to do it and she gets her dress quickly. I still want to make a twirly one ... Hope I get to it as one of my next projects.
So here are a few pictures of the dress I made


I am especially proud of the lower hem which instead of making a usual hem I finished off with bias tape (I hope I use the correct term here). I did this for the first time and I think it turned out nicely. Also I am proud that this time the back seam in the middle of the dress actually IS in the middle! :-)

You can probably tell from the pictures that I hate ironing .... :-)

5 comments:

Katie said...

Great job! It came out too cute and I bet even if you did iron it would end up all wrinkled from playing in it. That's what I tell myself when I don't iron.

LiEr said...

Backlogged on my commenting as usual. Love the dress! I hate ironing too. Just spent an hour ironing vast numbers of outfits for the girls. Ugh. The embroidery(?) on the skirt is so pretty. Even if the fabric came pre-embroidered I must say you have gret taste! This really is a gorgeous dress - must not let my Emily see it, she will immediately want one for herself!

Miss Muffin said...

@Katie: Thanks for the sweet comment. And I will remember that about the ironing ... Will tell this myself when I feel bad for not ironing!

@LiEr: Oh, I admire you for being able to iron for one hour! I actually almost never iron the clothes of my daughter. With most clothes you can't tell anyway ... but for some reason the self-made dresses look more wrinkled than the bought ones - even though I only buy/ make clothes out of 100% cotton. It's really a mystery to me!
The embroidery on the skirt is actually just a print. I would like it even more if it was on a yellow background or something else that is not necessarily pink ;-) but oh well, you can't have everything! It was just a scrap piece I bought second hand so I didn't have much of a choice ...

Jennifer said...

You did a awesome job! And I'm so proud of you for getting the seam straight! (one of the last shirts I made for my 6 y/o, I kinda messed up the cutting of the pattern... The seam ended up being right up the front of the shirt.... oh-well... My daughter said " it's ok mommy, I love it anyways!" ) Keep up the good work!

Miss Muffin said...

@ Jennifer
Thanks for the nice comment! And that is so sweet of your daughter to say something like this! My daughter actually is not always as supportive ... ;-)
But to both of us: Everything gets better with practice! I just would need more time to practice sewing regularly ...

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