Sunday, March 16, 2014

A bit of sewing....

Today I had one of those days where I really wanted to sew but the list of things I've got to sew couldn't be started as the fabric I need for them is at home!!  So because I didn't want to lose the momentum, I decided to make something from a couple of dresses I got at Primark last week.  I made a very simple tee shirt shape and then added a couple of 'frills' to the bottom, and I used the 'ready made' edging from one of the dresses to edge the neck and sleeves of this dress.  I'm not sure that I'd do that again next time as I think it added length to the sleeves that I didn't want.   I thought it looked quite nice on Wren, particularly as I photographed her just as the sun was getting a bit lower in the sky....it gave her a nice golden glow.  No shoes and socks though, she is a bit of a 'free spirit'!!

I quickly added a strip of the same fabric around her hair just to hide how untidy it is at the moment with all her modelling!  She was, of course, mortified that the piece of fabric isn't edged or anything!!!! 

(Sorry that there are so many similar photos, I liked them all and couldn't choose!)








15 comments:

  1. Very pretty dress and it goes well with the summer jasmine.

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    1. Thanks so much Anna, glad you like her dress. I think I'll do inset sleeves next time though, I think they'll look better than these.

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  2. I really enjoy seeing young kids (and the Sashas) in these little loose fitting short jersey dresses.

    How gorgeouis too to see the early flowering Jasmine. Mine two don't flower until much later in the Summer (and then not at the same time) and so far haven't produced that many flowers so not as scented as I had originally hoped around the conservatory doors.

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    1. Thank you Kendal! Glad you like the outfit!
      Our Jasmine has been flowering for a while now, the smell is lovely, particularly at night, but I accidentally knocked a whole load of the flowers off just now with my bike.....I don't know why they have to be so fragile! Ooops!

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  3. Hi Sharon, a beautiful dress, the colours go very well with her skin tone and blonde hair :-). X

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    1. Thanks so much Nymphaea, glad you like it!

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  4. Very pretty dress! I like the colours; they suit her so well. :)

    One of my favourite things about cutting up clothing to use for doll clothes is getting to re-use existing details as you did here. :D

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    1. Thanks so much Lynn! Yes, it was useful using those edgings but I think I'd do it differently next time!

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  5. Pretty dress and pretty sasha! How annoying when the fabric you want is elsewhere!
    But Wren looks lovely in the setting sun in the new dress

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    1. Yes, I'd like to bring more with me to the coast but I already have probably 10 times more stuff with me than the hubby who brings one small holdall and his laptop! He never says anything but it's the LOOK, it says it all!
      Glad you like Wrens photos!

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  6. Really, really pretty Sharon, and a great idea to use inexpensive items from somewhere like Primark. I often think some of their clothes are so much cheaper than even buying fabric - that's if you could actually get some hold of the lovely prints especially in jersey. Beautiful pictures as always, capturing that certain' je ne sais quoi' in such a lovely way. I think it'll be many months before our Jasmine is looking as pretty as yours after taking quite a battering this winter.

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    1. Thanks so much Jude! Glad you like it. Yes, I was fortunate finding these two dresses as a set, one flowered and one plain cerise pink...but sometimes I can't find a thing in there...or the fabric is too 'cheap' if you know what I mean.
      My Jasmine just got a bit of a battering....from my bike. Honestly, I'm the clumsiest person....I let the bike fall against the poor plant and squashed it!!! The deck is currently littered with the little flowers....smells nice though!

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  7. My favorite is the 5th and the first. Lovely. Perfect visual angle!
    And your dress is colourful, but not garish. The pattern childlike, but chic :)

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    1. Thanks so much Anne, glad you like the photos! And the outfit!!
      xx

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  8. Beautiful photos Sharon!! Your girl is so pretty in the floral dress. I love the bright colors and seeing the flowers makes me smile :)

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