Tuesday, 30 August 2011

A comfy dress for my little girl

This summery dress is perfect for a play day for little girls!!! Its too cute to call it a night gown! Well, I will leave that to my daughter to decide for herself!

 The pattern is from Burda Magazine 6/2011 Style 132. I have made it out of stretch knit fabric and therefore had to change the way I did the hem and the edge of the ruffle... The original pattern was for a top, I made it a bit longer.

And I just love the back! I skipped the buttons at the end of the straps. Since I made mine in a knit fabric, the buttonholes would just become loose overtime and wouldn't hold together well.... The elastic back allows for plenty of stretch, so no need for buttons...

Trendy Tarzan Top

Here is my brand new blouse! When I saw this pattern in burda I didn't think I would make it one day but it turned out perfect with my leopard printed chiffon that has been waiting for a while to be turned in to something wearable!!!!

This blouse is very easy and looks really good... Although I have to say that my husband thought I look like Tarzan in it! I really like it so I don't mind the Tarzan look! Will call it "Trendy Tarzan Top"!

I just loved working with this pattern! It was so easy it even made working with chiffon a pleasure! The pattern also has an invisible zipper, I realised I wouldn't need one after I finished sewing the zipper so not sure if I will ever need it but I might just use it to make myself feel better!

I also added  my brand new label to it!  The picture isn't all that great... Sorry about that, it was the best I could do! I had the labels on order for ages and was so very excited to finally get them in the mail! It was a bit fiddly to stitch it on, considering the chiffon and the ruffles but I think its not bad for a first timer... 

And here are a couple of photos from Burda Magazine 6/2010 Style 120... You see how you can get so many different looks with this pattern by simply trying different fabrics and they will all look great!