Sunday, July 29

Spring Sewing

Yes, spring.  It has just taken me this long to get photos of the girls in their new outfits. :)

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Using a 1980's Butterick pattern and $2 yd vintage look cheery print fabric from Walmart, I made Annaliese this cute summer dress.  Since I'm always asked how long it takes me to sew a dress, or how I make the time - this took me about two hours start to finish.  The most time consuming part was making the buttonholes, since my Janome and I fight over button-hole making.  I tend to cut out a pattern one night, work on it during nap time the next day and finish it in the evening.
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Another 80's pattern was used for Ella's adorable jumpsuit.  Fabric was from the stash and was a gift and the buttons were left over from a Christmas play costume I made for someone last season so this outfit cost nothing.   There were more pieces to this pattern and I'd never used it so it took more time than a quick dress.  I worked on it in bits and pieces over a few days.
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Lastly,Ella wanted a Lucy outfit for her birthday back in May and using a modern simplicity costume pattern and a screen-shot of Lucy's coronation gown from The Lion, Witch and The Wardrobe, I came up with this dress for her for playing.  I bought the fabric at Joann's when it was an extra 50% off clearance, making this play gown cost about $10.  The gown came together quickly and I took some time at night hand sewing some clear crystal beads on the bodice.  These sleeves were so fun to make! :)
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Ella was very happy with her gown and posed quite seriously and Fern, the pooch, was happy to pose with her majesty.

2 comments:

Lynn Dylan said...

Just beautiful, Hannah.

Lynn
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Anonymous said...

LOVE them both. it is wonderful you can sew.. Every year I dread trying to find clothes for my girls. Everything out there is so "grown" looking.

sue in NJ +