Friday, May 02, 2008

Sew Crafty Friday

I don't have anything finished, but here are some WIPs. On top is a baby dress I'm making with the same seersucker I used for the toddler dress. It is for my friend's little girl who just turned one, and should fit her nicely by the summer. It has matching bubble pants (whatever you call those). If I have enough, I'm going to put rickrack around the bottom, about an inch or so from the hemline. The arms will be bound in red, and I'm pretty sure I'll be able to find some cute strawberry-shaped buttons for the back.
On the bottom is an apron I'm making. Can I tell you how much I detest doing gathers? Truthfully, I'll put pleats in things to avoid gathers. So this ruffle was a production for me.
I didn't buy these fabrics to go together, but they just do. Don't you love when that happens? And isn't that old-fashioned kitchen fabric a riot?
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Ginny said...

I thought I saw that fabric before. Cute dress and I think it will look so adorable with the ric rac and the bloomers. Love the vintage fabrics of your apron. I invested years ago in a special attachment for my machine the makes the ruffles for you. All you have to do is feed the fabric in and it comes out gathered, then you just straight stitch it to whatever. Real timesaver.

The Happy Housewife said...

I love the dress and the apron. I keep thinking I need to get my strawberry fabric out and make something! I love the ric rack (sp) that makes the dress!

Terri & Crew said...

LOL! It took me a few minutes to figure out what WIP meant. I love the fabrics. They are so cute.

Gina said...

Oh my, that dress is adorable. It'll look so cute with matching bloomers. Great job!

Mom2fur said...

Ginny, that sounds like a cool attachment!
Thanks, Ginny and Happy and Terry and Gina!

Debbie J. said...

I love both of your projects, especially the little dress. It is so cute!

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fotog99 said...

Abi just LOVES the dress, and so do I!!
(I still can't figure out WIP,!)
Thanks again for the dresses for Abi; she sends really sticky kisses!
I'm still amazed how she went to you right away, right from a sound sleep! She really did adore you!