Friday, 26 October 2012

Baby, you were worn this way

Here's my littlest girl, gorgeous in swirls and spots.  I know, I know, it's a pillowcase-style dress (yawn) and yes, yes, every man and their dog makes them, but I don't care.  Simple is often better when it comes to childrenswear.  Even better still, it didn't take long to make it, probably 2 hours from start to finish; I wasn't really keeping an eye on the time. Sewing is like that for me, I like to puddle around without a pattern and see what happens.

I especially like the little spotted underpants - very 50s swimsuit!  I guessed how much length I would need for the necktie, it's too long and too thin which made it a bit problematic to turn out the right way once I had sewn the seams together, but she loves her new dress which is the whole point.

That necktie kept bugging me so I decided to reposition it so it ties at the front.  I think it is less likely to get in the way of my busy girl's explorations when worn this way.


  1. did you make the undies too? awesome. pillowcase dresses and "puddling" around. that's what i do too!

    1. Thanks Sus, yes, I did make the underpants. Glad to hear you are a fellow puddler :).

  2. Cute! And she looks heaps like you in the pics!!!


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