Friday, January 13, 2012
I used the angled bodice and sliced it to make the bolero out of old jeans of mine and lengthened the sleeves.
The dress has a shortened bodice, with lace added to the neckline. The skirt part has some gathered pickups to showcase the white lining underneath.
I think she could wear this for either valentines day or 4th of July (the dress is sleeveless).
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Today's dress went well. I am pleased with it.
This sew-at-home competition is bringing out the worst in me. Ugh.
Here's my small victory for today.
From the thoughts of a RDW
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Peasant Blouse with a ruffled neckline: Day 2 of Kids Clothes Week, a photo by Sew Responsible on Flickr.
Made this for the 2nd day of the Kids Clothes week. I originally started off with a tutorial from Prudent Baby. I messed up with sewing the buttonholes on the wrong part. It was a mess.
So I went to the peasant blouse using the Leila and Ben sweet dress pattern. I shortened it to make a top and then made a ruffled neckline and it's with knit fabric because I've been wanting to try more things in knit. It's a different ballgame and I need the practice.
Overall, I really like it. :)
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I am participating in the Kids Clothes Week by Elsie Marley. This is providing motivation to get started on the girls' summer wardrobe. So voila, a dress for Little S.
Instead of shirring around the waist, I used a casing (with 2 rows sewn) and inserted elastic. I thought this would probably be more comfortable than the elastic thread rubbing against her.
I love this pattern. I see many, many more of these in the future and variations too.