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).

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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!!!!!

5 comments:

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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