Do you remember the first time you wished for a maxi dress? I was a teenager.
Miss M and her family are invited to a wedding. She wished for a long dress with a spaghetti strap. I think because she saw it at her Mom’s.
She chose the fabric for the dress herself. The first time I saw the fabric, I thought, “Yuck.”
I would never have picked this fabric for a seven-year-old girl.
Her dress – her decision!
Here you can see how the dress turned out. Looks really good!
Two months ago, I bought fabric for Miss M. It was supposed to be a dress. Since there was more than enough fabric for a long dress, I also made the pattern with this fabric.
Now I just hope she likes that dress, too.
I sewed both dresses so that she can still wear them next year. There’s more than enough seam in there.
In a few hours she’ll get the dresses and I hope I can get some nice photos so I can show them here 🙂
Miss M was right about the intense colors. She’s blonde and has very light skin. The contrast green/blue looks simply more beautiful….
This is my last DIY project this year for Miss M.
Originally I wanted to sew a jacket with Christmas flannel at the beginning of December. But I just forgot!
I have 3 different flannel fabrics which are related to winter / christmas.
So I talked to Miss M.’s mom and she picked out the snowman’s fabric. This jacket can also be worn after Christmas.
But only sewing the jacket without appliqué would be sooooooo boring!!!!!
First I thought about taking the snowman from the flannel. I like the flannel fabric but I didn’t really like the snowman for the jacket.
On the internet I found free cliparts with snowmen and printed one of them.
The idea with the scarf came to me very late and I was afraid I would not get the delivery in time.
But luck for me, the knitted tube came on Monday 🙂
Here’s the jacket from the front. I’ve stitched a few snowflakes on it.
Here you can see the flannel lining. I like it very much – otherwise I would not have bought it – but I don’t like the snowman so much to apply it.
I didn’t apply anything to the back of the jacket. At first I wanted to do the snowman too, but unfortunately I didn’t have enough time.
Now a closer look at the snowman. I have sewn the scarf only in a few places to make it look more real.
And another jacket for Miss M.
A few months ago I sewed her a skirt with dots.
I found the lining fabric on eBay and the mushrooms with the dots brought me to the idea to sew a suitable jacket for the skirt.
I didn’t have to think long about the motive for the application. I copied a piece of fabric and printed it in different sizes.
Okay, the colors are very spring-like but I hope she’ll like it anyway when she gets it tomorrow 🙂
When I’ve sewn the girls dress with the school supplies I found remains of french terry fabric I used for a hooded jacket. Not enough for another jacket for myself, but enough for a little girls hooded sweat jacket.
I’ve made 6,7 or 8 hooded jackets for myself but this small jackets are way more complicated hehe
I started with an very easy jacket, Nothing special! I used the dress fabric as lining for the hood.
Here my first jacket for Miss M 🙂
My next jacket has been more elaborated 😀
I used this jacket to learn how to applique
Remember the maritime dress with the paper boats?
I had more than enough fabric left over when the dress has been done.
First I searched the net for drawings of a paper boat. I printed my found in different sizes and sewn it on the back of my jacket
The front got a paper boat too. This time with Miss M’s initials. I also made piping with the lining fabric
For lining the hood and the front I used the dress fabric. For the back lining I took the pocket fabric
Front of the jacket
Yes, I know. The pockets are a little displaced
Back of the jacket.
Unfortunality I put the paper boats a little to high on the back. The hood is covering part of the boats 😦
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