I've been sewing a lot lately, and today was the first good day to take pictures in my garden. I found this lovely vintage pattern , and all my supplies for this dress at the Dublin flea market.
First off the pattern. Its a pretty demure little dress which looks like its dated from the early 60's.
All of the pieces were un-marked, which was a bit of a bummer. You just have to read the guide on the pattern to figure out whats what.
I used a piece of red crepe fabric, well I think its crepe. It didnt iron very well at all. But hey I got like 2 metres for very little money.
I added a cute little red and white ribbon that I found at the Flea also. I hemmed the sleeves and the dress with the ribbon also. It looks cute when the hem shows with the addition of the ribbon. ignore the wonky stitching.
Below is a shot of the back. Sadly my daughter did not want to model the dress, you know what 10 year olds are like.
I've been a very bad blogger. Happy Christmas and New Year. I guess I just lost my sewing mojo in the last few months. I have really missed blogging. I really will try to post more in future and especially of all my sewing adventures.
But first I would love to post a picture of my three boys from way back when, probably 1994..
They were getting ready to go on their Summer holidays, which was a trip
to Germany to see their Daddy. As you can see I just loved to dress them
all the same in matching outfits. Are'nt mothers cruel sometimes?
And here is a picture of them now, Christmas 2011...
They are in the same positions as in the older picture, which is fun. I'm amazed at how quickly the time has gone since they were running around the house ,and into everything, and generally causing havoc. Its so rare to get a picture of them all together. Happy Christmas Boys.