Saturday, September 02, 2006

More Saturday Sewing

Well Saturday seems to be my sewing day. We had a busy morning this morning, we took Ellyse to her first ever swimming lesson, then to the library, followed by a spot of shopping. After lunch I did a quick whizz around the house tidying up a little so I could sew when Ellyse went to sleep.

I attempted one of ANGEL's 'springy dresses'. The shirring was sooooo easy I was surprised. I haven't perfected the straps yet, but it is pretty much complete. Ellyse was very sick of trying it on so I had to stop! It is very light material and hangs a little funny around her middle, not particularly flattering! Very cute though, I am sure she will get lots of wear out of it.

I am not very quick yet, the dress probably took me about 2 hours, maybe a little more. I did waste a lot of time deciding on measurements and marking out for shirring, which I didn't even use. Next time will be much faster!

DVD and munchies on the couch tonight...nice...I would still like to be sewing though but not sure Keiran would like that!

I just thought I would add a picture of last Saturday's sewing all finished. I was going to add some more hot pink around the bottom of the skirt, and I still might, but for now I am happy with the way it is. She wore it to the shops today, I was very proud, although you couldn't really see it as she was sitting in the pram!


brazen's crafts said...

lovely sewing, gorgeous girl, and woohoo it's spring!!

Helen said...

Oh Andrea, looks great! Is it just one strap tie around the back of the neck? Very inspiring!

Belinda said...

Andrea - I love the fabrics you are using. The spot dress looks great, I love the colours.

Cass said...


The dress looks great, well done on the shirring -not game enough to try that yet.