Saturday, June 30, 2007

I Heart Little Dresses

My latest creation....





This summer frock is for our lovely little friend India, for her 3rd Birthday. I might add...her Birthday was in May, so this gift is quite late, "better late than never"...I say ! (Note to other friends with little girls..dresses may come later than the expected celebratory day, categorized as "Amy Time".

I used the leftover fabric Chloe picked out for her matching frocks, our most treasured Flea Market Fancy by, Denyse Schmidt. This time, I got a little more creative and added my favorite brown and white gingham to the bottom with some decorative my rick rack as trim.





The best part about creating this dress is, I learned how to make bias tape out of fabric. I used the bias around the arm holes, and I must say, making your own (if you have the time) is so much better quality then the solid color pre-made stuff. I used this tutorial from Super Naturale, and it was the best instructions I have found on the subject. I really need good visuals when it comes to learning a new technique.


Thanks, Amanda J, I am going to be making my own bias for a long time to come !!!



Now we are off today, to deliver it to our friend...hope she loves it as much as we do !

7 comments:

daleth said...

I love it, really amazing the combination of fabrics. So cute, congratulations! I'm working in the girls "poncho" project.

Caroline said...

It is georgous..p.s. Where'd you get the cool bamboo fencing that the dress is hanging on...I need me some of that stuff..

p.s. are you going to come over and have a glass of wine with me and all of the kids I'm babysitting tonight!!!? or does that sound like a nightmare to you!!! pleaseeeee!!

erica said...

You are amazing! I wish I could sew like that!! I love the feeling of making things with your hands...one day you may have to show me some of the basics...

oh, and I began planting the idea in Rick's head about our little trip...he's so funny about these things, but he'll be okay with it once he realizes how much I want to do this!

Paida said...

Love the dress - you are very clevah!

Now we need a photo of it being worn.

The Wooden Spool said...

Gorgeous! LOVELY!

Louise said...

Fantastic combo and I love making my own bias tape. I have the green version of that fabric - love it but not sure what to do with it yet. Certainly no shortage of girls at my place to make dresses for!

Paida said...

Hey Amy to post YouTube videos just copy the link to the right of the video that says "embedded" and paste it right into your blog entry. Pretty Cool!