Friday, November 13, 2009

New Dresses

So Ive been very busily designing my first dress for the markets. Originally I had planned to make it with a shirred back, but on the second testing it just didnt sit right, so I decided to make the dress with a zipper instead. I am yet to add a shash around the join which I will do when I go to get more of the stripey fabric. So here's some photos... with one very excited model (who doesnt know its her Christmas present, I told her its for another person so she cant have it).


So its my own pattern which I drafted to Ruth's measurements and I intend to downsize to infant sizing so that I can sell them at the markets with my nappies as matching sets.

The Fabric I used was a stretch denim which I was given by Ling a while ago in return for some newborn huggies that never fitted Oliver. (He was a massive baby) I think she got it from Brunswick Fabrics.

The Feature fabric is called Summer Daze. I think its by Moda, I couldnt find it on google, I bought it at my local quilting shop. I have also made nappies with this fabric for my shop.

The straps are attached at the back by a snap so they can be worn in different ways.

I am yet to add a sash of the Summer Daze fabric and an applique or embroidery to the front for embelishment on the skirt.

Now off to make more Christmas Presents!!!!!


Becky said...

That dress looks great! Ruth looks very happy in it so it will be a great Christmas gift for her :)

Karen said...

That's great Amy - and what a lovely surprise it will be for Ruth!

Miss Amy said...

Thanks girls! **blush**

Cascade Lily said...

Ruth is such a cutie! That stretchy denim is surprisingly easy to sew with. That dress could be worn all year round with a tee underneath when it's cooler. Well done!

clare's craftroom said...

What a gorgeous little dress !


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