Sunday, October 12, 2008

The not so Madeline Dress





You will not believe that this dress started with this pattern!




I saw a little girl at the shops a few weeks ago with a peasant style dress that was shirred at the bodice, it was absolutely adorable. I thought it would work perfectly with the Madeline pattern. I increased the bodice size to accomodate the shirring and I was off. When it was finished it just looked too much like a nightie. I think a lot of it was the fabric also. I had planned on the aqua ruffle on the bottom, but I still thought the top looked wrong ( no pics sorry, wass in too much of a rush to got the unpicker out!).


I took the sleeves off and made some bias binding (all the while thinking of Cass with her bias maker) and made the straps instead. I am really happy with it. I love the colours (Ellyse is still to be convinced that aqua is ok for girls), something different to pink.
I am now off to work on some shorts for Ash, hope to have them finished this afternoon.

7 comments:

Little Munchkins said...

That looks really pretty and sweet. I love the fabric and the binding goes very well with the fabric.

Cass said...

Wow Andrea that looks great. Totally different from the Madeline dress, well done

ingrid said...

This is gorgeous Andrea! I hope she comes around to the colours soon as I think they look fabulous on her!

fallen~from~grace said...

It's such a pretty dress Andrea! SO girly and I bet it has a good twirling factor too! I'm sure Ellyse will fall in love with the dress soon, I agree with Ingrid, the colours really suit her. The Aqua straps and ruffle really compliment the dress too.

Natalie said...

This is such an adorable dress! I love the colour combination with the straps and the ruffle, looks so pretty

Helen said...

Ohhhh, how sweet is this dress! It looks lovely on her! She is such a cutie, well done Andrea! Love your wedding picts from a few posts back too, stunning!

Kylie said...

Oh well done Andrea - the colours look great together. I really should pull my finger out and get some sewing done. Miss A is looking so grown up and I just love her hair.