Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The "I just need to sew SOMETHING!!!!" sewing.

I'm sure you've all had those days where you've had a couple of busy weeks where you don't get the time to do the thing you love to do? I've been planning on getting some sewing done for the last week now, but just haven't been able to spare the time. Well today nothing was going to stop me, I decided I was going to sew. I have a baby gate at the door to my craft room, so I set Cheriese up just outside it on her table and chair set - gave her a bowl of snacks: cheese, strawberries and banana and her cup of water and quickly decided to make up a dress for her out of one of the remnant pieces I bought at Spotlight last week for only $2. I've had this ruffled sleeve top tutorial bookmarked and left open in my browser for over a week now - so quickly jotted down the measurements and started cutting. I used my overlocker for the seam and finishing to make it even quicker and had it finished just in time for kindy - with a quick stop to make some lunch for Cheriese and Jai in between pressing, sewing, trying it on for fit and snapping some photos! This is a great tute, so quick and easy - I can see a few more tops/dresses from it for Cheriese. She ended up wearing it down to kindy, I just added a long top and leggins underneath as it's another cold day here.

In my haste I forgot that I wanted a dress instead of a top, but only cut the length given for the top, so I added the ruffle.... but now I'm not sure if I should leave it as it is, or if it's too much and should take the ruffle off and just leave it as a long top? What do you think?



Andrea said...

Hey Natalie, did you see my blog? I made that top just yesterday - great minds!
I just love what you have done, that fabric is just gorgeous and I think it works so well with the frill. I would definitely leave it like that.
I can't believe how much your little girl has grown up. Her hair is getting lovely and long - you will be able to put some of your beautiful clips in.
Great to see you sewing, and a great quick project to start on.

Vik said...

Gorgeous remnant fabric, I love it just the way it is with the ruffle. I saw the top yesterday on your blog Andrea, such a cute looking top/dress I will have to put it on my to-do list.

Little Munchkins said...

Cheriese looks so cute in that dress. I would leave the ruffle at the bottom on too.

Gillian said...

Very cute. I like the ruffle too.

Cass said...

She looks so gorgeous. I can't believe how grown up she is now. The dress ups are great too

Liam's Mummy said...

Very cute! Love the ruffle.

Cascade Lily said...

Yes, I know that kind of sewing! Love the dress - the ruffle really works well with the ruffled straps, so I vote for leave it too.

Like the dress-ups and the photos in the previous blog post too :)

Helen said...

Natalie! I *ahem* helped Mum buy that machine yesterday. :)

How grown up does Miss Cheriese look???! Wow! Your sewing is stunning as always. :)