Sunday 28 July 2013

a little spot of dress making...

 i have been pretending that i'm a dress-maker this weekend.
seriously, i am such a novice dress maker that i have only ever tackled pjs and more recently the staple dress before.

but having searched the high street for summer dresses for ruby and finding nothing and then seeing the gorgeous charlotte sporting a beautiful make from the equally gorgeous Leila's pattern, with my limited dress making skills i thought "i can do that".

and apparently i can! long as you don't look too closely at the wibbly wobbly shirring.

next up, full of false confidence after the relative success of a let's face it a rectangular dress, i opened up my newly delivered washi dress pattern thinking i was up to the job.

well whatdya know i was!
the only thing disappointing about the outcome of this top is that i didn't opt to make the full length time.

having made and successfully being able to wear this item (it actually fits...bust seams n all!) i am now a newly converted dress maker. i'm hooked! 

i'm thinking i may even be up to tackling some of the pieces in the japanese books i have been collecting. 
how difficult can they be? 
over confident? moi?...


Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Woo hoo - get you!!!

Susan said...

Great job! There will be no stopping you now!

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

You go girl!! If you enjoy wearing them skirts are pretty beginner friendly to sew.

Nicky said...

Whatever Charlotte can do you can do too!?

Whole outfits next!? Some of your fabrics would make brilliant skirts!

Rachel said...

Ruby looks beautiful and what a sweet top too, clever you! I am still a dressmaking virgin, but it's on my list of things to try soon!
R x

Charlotte said...

get you!!! I am v. impressed. And the wonderful thing about shirring is that the wobbliness doesn't even notice :-D

Rhonda the Rambler said...

last night I just washed my fabric and cut out my fabric pieces for my washi dress. I have always made my toddler clothes but never big girl clothes...any hints?