Sunday, September 17, 2006

Grace's Baby Doll top! Shirring Success!!




Well after a day of running around visiting friends, we finally made it back home early afternoon so I could do some sewing! Put Milly down for her nap, set DH out mowing the lawns and popped Grace in front of Finding Nemo to settle down and do some sewing! I was itching to finish this top! So 9 rows of shirring later..... here it is! Got a bit creative with my ribbon, sewed it on with a wandering wavey line stitch and then just 2 rows of straight stitch, just for something different. I actually sewed the straps in as is, no ties on the shoulders for Grace unlike Milly's. She doesn't really like frilly stuff like that, always complains it gets in her way, and I figure with the shirring, it will give enough for her to get her arms in it.

Thats the last thing I am going to make with this material. Two tops and two skirts, I'm starting to get sick of it! Put it down the bottom of the fabric stash.

My softie challenge has been put on hold today while I finished this. I have two pairs of pants cut out ready to sew tomorrow. Feeling a sewing frenzy coming on this week! LOL

7 comments:

Cass said...

Helen this top is great. Grace looks so beautiful. Sounds like you have a busy sewing week coming up. Go the Swans. What are you doing bidding on stuff like that you can make it just as well.

Belinda said...

Helen - that top looks fantastic!! I wish I had a little girl to dress!! I love the stitching on the ribbon too.

Andrea said...

Helen,
I love the ribbon, great ides it really sets it off.
I agree with Cass about bidding on those items...you can do it!

brazen's crafts said...

i think i might copy this exactly when i make emelia's LOL

Leah said...

Beautiful - I love the ribbon detail, finishes it off perfectly! Can I whisper *Go Crows*? x

ingrid said...

I love this Helen! And look at that expression on her face. I think you have a model in the making. She looks like she is playing right up to the camera.

lolliegirl said...

Oh Helen! It's beautiful! I thought that the detail on the ribbon was already there but then I read that YOU put it there.. what a great idea!!! I might have to steal this idea one time LOL..