Friday, April 30, 2010

hello Spring!

Doesn't this dress just sing spring to you. I love it.

It's not for my little ones- as you can see- it's a little small.
It's for my best friends little girl who is turning two next month. I still have one more dress in the works for her, but it's not done yet. Still in the planning stages.

For this one, Mommy requested aqua to match her eyes. So I picked this gorgeous Michael Miller print from fabric.com and then paired it with these other red and whites from Hobby Lobby. I used the Claire pattern (one of my favorites... that I actually took from my Mom.... I think she's getting mad I've made it several times.... 8 to be exact... and she's never made it once) Maybe I should invest in my own copy... hmmmmm......


Anyways... here it is (a size 2T) on Boo's



and Lulu (they both LOVED it)




For the little apron, I used this flower applique from Planet Applique and some jumbo red rick rack. I made the bias tape that goes around the bottom and I made it a little thicker than what it called for. Why go to all that work if you can't really see it???

On the back, I just sewed one of my little tags.



This is the first time I've put the accurate hem into a garment. I usually just turn up the bottom twice in a narrow hem to conserve fabric, but this time I did it right. I turned in the quarter and then hemmed it up 1 1/4 inches- using a real hem gauge and pinning and ironing all around and BOY! does that make a difference. I LOVE the way it hangs and how pretty it looks on the inside. It was a LOT more work than how I normally hem... but I think I'm hooked.

And I love these hair accessories. My Mom bought the files for me from GGDesigns and I've been secretly dying to make them- but haven't had the chance. I'm so glad I got to make some for Madison.



I love making clothes for little girls. It makes me so :)

11 comments:

kpmattingly said...

So cute! I love the fabric choice!

BConky said...

Completely adorable.

John said...

Aw, its like the pony dresses!! I love love it!

John said...

Aw, its like the pony dresses!! I love love it!

ShirleyC said...

That is adorable, and the colors just make it more adorable. I really like the wider bias trim.

jellaan said...

So cute!! Love the fabrics!! Aren't the little hair accessories adorable and fun to make!!

Just Jo said...

LOVE that fabric! Amazing little dress-and the hairbow is like the frosting on the cake! So sweet!

Terri Bowden said...

I'm in love with that dress, and the fabric, and the colors. We're having a special Mother's Day Brunch here for the grandma's and I'm doing all of the decorating in red and a light tealish color! LOVE them together. Did you buy that pattern on that website? Everytime I tried to click on the "Shop" portion it was saying it was gone? Is it like a tissue paper pattern or a paper one like the online ones (yes, I know I ridiculously dumb right now). You would be horrified to know how I cut out my patterns like the pants and the Feliz...

Hannah Stevenson said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! Seriously adorable! ADORABLE!!!

Mama Lusco said...

The dresses are darling! I like the bold colors and aprons. This is one of my favorite patterns, too!

Melissa Stramel said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining the party.