Thursday, July 12, 2007

dress



This is the first garment I have sewn in a LONG time. Years. I had no pattern, but kinda copied a pillowcase dress that Linda made.
Inspired by this and this and this.
Tutorial here.
It actually looks better as a shirt for a 4 year old, but my four year old happens to be a boy, so that won't be happening.
The cost for the entire dress came in at well under $1.00.
I was so scared to try to sew clothing, but now I am excited to try more.

20 comments:

Linda said...

VERY CUTE! Abby looks darling in it! See, I told you they were super easy to make! Not to mention quick. Now you can make her dozens of them through the next several years! Good work!

Thimbleanna said...

It's adorable! Sewing clothing is the best -- hope you'll keep at it!

Tracy said...

Absolutely charming! It makes me wish I had a wee one. Actually, just about everything makes me wish I had a wee one!

kirsten said...

really cute! i really understand your feelings about making clothing - but it is SO satisfying! :)

Randi said...

Your daugher is adorable in the dress!

Anina said...

She looks like a million dollars in that $1 dress.

a friend to knit with said...

She is adorable, and so is the dress!

kat said...

cute dress for a very cute little girl! How cute is she??

Mama Urchin said...

Look how sweet she is. She can wear it as a dress now and as she gets taller slowly convert it to shirt!

erin said...

super cute!

lera said...

That is very cute. I guess it's reusable, too. When she gets older, she can wear it as a shirt.

carolyn said...

super sweet! :)

Roxanne said...

It is so cute!! I'm glad you gave it a try! Little girl clothes are really fun to make (mostly because they are really quick to make!) Little Miss A is adorable too! She looks like a very happy girl :)

amd said...

Looks a lot like those dresses I used to wear in Micronesia...only missing the puffy sleeves. But the style is lots cuter in smaller sizes. Like the fabric too.

beki said...

It's adorable! I need to get busy on some of these for my girls. These are perfect for summer.

mirre said...

Very sweet!

Julie said...

Very cute dress and girl! Don't tell anyone I use my boys as fit models for the dresses I've been making, lol.

Busy Quilt Mom said...

Sewing for girls is fun! You will not be able to stop at this. I am scheming up some matching dresses for my girls (3 of them) for this coming winter. I was given the advice to sew for them while they are young because there will come a time when they don't want to wear anything that mommy makes!

sulu-design said...

The dress is adorable (as is the huge grin on the model's face). With the amount of talent that you have, I'm surprised that you haven't done more garment sewing. Maybe this will be the beginning of a trend?

Clair said...

Cute dress for little A. I hope to see her in person soon.