Sunday, August 20, 2006

Milly's new dress!


Well think I have finally mastered this dress pattern! It is the third time I have made it! I extended the bodice which threw out the waist measurements, a lot of unpicking involved there and it sat in a heap on a shelf in my sewing room for a few days before I worked up the omph to finish it. And due to that the flower motif on the bodice is off centre as I had to cut some off the bodice....

Milly seems to like it! I'm chuffed that this is the only dress in the world like this! How special is that?

Went to the park this morning and I found myself looking at all the clothes the other kids where wearing, especially the girls, getting ideas how to do skirts, what looks cool what looks crap! I want to master the twirly skirt next, thats my next aim in sewing land! :)

7 comments:

candi said...

I find myself looking at clothes in shops, clothes on people, our clothes as I fold them, to see how they are made. Sooo obsessed!

Andrea King said...

Hey Helen,
That dress look great, I would love a simple pattern like that to make a dress for Ellyse.
I love the colours in the top part. Ellyse wore her BIG pants to the park today with her matching hat and I was so proud of her wearing home made clothes, even if no one else knew! I too have been checking out how to copy clothes - hence my skirt.
Well done on the dress, looks great.
Andrea

Clair said...

lol, i do that too. I'll go into fancy kids shops like seed and run scotty run and steal their ideas *lol*
I love the little dress. Well done on mastering the pattern :)

Marie said...

I people watch too...one of my fav. things to do.

ingrid said...

I do this too, at the playground in the shops, from catalogues, online just anywhere I see something I like :). I go as far as even sketching them down as otherwise I am sure to forget.

Helen said...

LOL Girls! Glad I'm not the only one then! :)

lolliegirl said...

Putting my hand up for checking out clothes when out and about too!! The dress looks fantastic Helen :) Well done!!