19 lug 2010

Pattern Challenge: Popover Sundress

Last month I decided to take part in the Pattern Challenge hosted by Sarah of Come and See the Seitz and, after some reflections and procrastination, today I finally finished my first garment.
I have wanted to make baby clothing for some time and, as I don't have any children, I took the chance to make this cute little sundress for a friend's daughter. Her name is Emma and her favourite colour is pink, hence my fabric choice. I love the sweet little details you can sew on a baby dress, all the ribbons, small buttons, little animals... your imagination can really run free!!!!

I used the Popover Sundress over on BurdaStyle and I must admit that while reading the instructions for the first time I felt a lot intimidated but the actual process was fairly easy and very accessible to a novice seamstress. I had some problems in sewing the bias ties on the curves for the arms but in the end it took me no more than two hours.

I used some satin cotton thrifted on my beloved market stall in Avola where I purchased like 3mt for 2€... the yoke was made with some scraps, the button came from my boyfriend's mom stash and the ribbon came from the lovely Alli of One Pearl Button. You all know that recycled items can give life to great things but everytime I make something like this I am delighted and shocked by what you can make with next to nothing!
I hope that sweet little and terrible Emma will like it!

3 commenti:

Natasha ha detto...

I love this..it's sooo cute!! You did a great job..
You had commented on how you thought one of my skirt DIY's would be too difficult...totally not true..this looks more complicated...infact my basic skirt tutorial is the same skirt that my mom taught beginner 7 year old girls to make as one of their first projects...so I'm thinking you totally could make it (of course only if you wanted tho)..hehe

Anonimo ha detto...

How lovely! I'm sure the recipient is going to get a lot of wear out of this. It's so cute.

claire ha detto...

So adorable!