Two Hour Dress

I completed a dress for the first time last night. I made a tank dress, where you buy a tank top then cut it and add a skirt. I made it as a birthday present for my Mum. She doesn’t know but I am sure she suspects since I had to ask her her waist and hip measurements.

I originally planned on having an elastic attaching the shirt to the skirt but my local store doesn’t sell 2″ elastic and I didn’t have enough 1″ elastic. By the time I realized that I didn’t heave enough 1″ the store had already closed and I only had last night to work on the dress so I just sewed the shirt to the skirt, I used a zigzag stitch for the very first time.

The dress turned out ok I think, it’s a little wonky and I did mess up the hem – I made an a line skirt and I hemmed the bottom before I attached the two pieces together sp the hems don’t match but I think it’s good enough to be a beach cover up.

The fabric

The fabric

Ironing!

Ironing!

Hemming, my least favourite part.

Hemming, my least favourite part.

Shirt cut and ready to be attached.

Shirt cut and ready to be attached.

All done!

All done!

 

 

 

 

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A Birthday Present!

What do you get a soon to be 3 year old for her birthday???

My answer to this (this time) is: an apron.

Her favourite colour (at the time of being asked) was purple so I found some pretty royal purple cotton, and a fun green and pink pattern that really stands out. I am going to make a reversible apron. Purple with green pockets on one side and green with purple pockets on the other.

Here are the fabrics

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I found a pattern here, it is for a 4 year old but I think I can make it work.

here are some more photos from when I was working on it:

The pieces

The pieces

More pieces

More pieces