Tuesday, October 07, 2008

summer dress

I ventured into Spotlight the other day to have a look at some overlockers. After making Ashley's skirt a few weeks ago I thought I would try making her a dress as well and started to research a little on overlockers. I have no idea about these machines and haven't even used one before so any bits of advice anyone has would be greatly appreciated.

As I walked through the store, the top fabric in blue pictured above caught my eye. It looks very much like the bottom fabric in pinks which is a Liberty print I love and purchased a tiny amount of and haven't yet used. Is it just me or do they look very similar? The blue print came at a bargain price of $6.99 so I thought it would be perfect for a summer dress.....

This pattern is from here and is called the simple servant frock. A nice and simple pattern for a beginner like me.

....and I'm happy because Ashley likes it!

11 comments:

Sarah said...

YOu are amazing. See something at shop, buy and go home and make. So clever! I do a bit of procrastinating and to much gets on the way. I like the dress. Looks warm up your way.

Kellie said...

What a lucky girl Ashley is!!!! It looks lovely and what a bargin too!!!
I am a bit like Sarah re. procrastinating ... your package will go in the mail today ... sorry!

Christie said...

It's funny I bought the same fabric at Spotlight for the same reason.
I haven't made anything with it yet, but I was thinking a shirt, your dress looks great

Andi said...

What a pretty summer dress. I have to get better at sewing around corners. If only my children were flat, I'd be a champion dressmaker.
I hope Ashley enjoys her lovely gift! Lucky girl.

pinkflowerbuttons said...

Yes you are amazing, I love it so much. I love simple designs that have cool names. I love peasant designs too. Great job, home made items hold so much special feeling.

Marina said...

Beautiful dress Soo, so simple and lovely......

13mimosa said...

I was going to buy that pattern but hadn't got around to it - it looks so lovely, did it sew well?

Concha said...

This is my favourite print ever! I have even blogged about it.

I llove the dress, it's so pretty and lovely! :)

Soo said...

It's the first dress pattern that I've tried and luckily it was simple and easy to follow. There are also a lot of variations that you can add to it to make lots of different dresses!

kirsten said...

such a pretty dress! my daughter prefers dresses and skirts, too - and that quilt below - wow! great job!

Cathy said...

Hi there, I did the same thing at Spotlight - I had already bought the original Liberty and then I saw the fake one! It looks so lovely in the dress you made. I still have to make mine up!