15 Feb 2012

Pink Chocolate Dress

{ three dresses in five days}

What have I done, another dress…I don’t really have an excuse…well maybe because Lovely Little Big Daughter can’t really wear the summer dress so I decided to make one for her to wear now.

I bought this flower corduroy fabric at the Dutch Fabric Market last autumn and it was supposed to be a bag for my Lovely Best Friend in the UK (sorry Lovely BF!). I didn’t mean to combine it with gingham, but one I was looking for a fabric to do the inside part and two the gingham matched the dress perfectly.

I wasn’t sure about the style of the dress. I just started and although I did a few new for me things, I tried not to venture out of my comfort zone too much. Can you spot a trend…I love wide borders on skirts and wide sashes with big bows hence the big border and the bow.

Little Big Daughter has a play date this afternoon so she hasn’t seen the dress yet and I really hope she’ll like it.

Oh, and about the third dress I mentioned at the beginning of this post – I promise to show it to you in the next few days. It is a part of a cat outfit for Carnival next week...more of this in the next post.



It was a rather gloomy day today so I couldn’t really take any good photos, sorry. The dress is much more cheerful that it looks on the photos.



 I made the body of the dress using this tutorial from Cool People Sew. I love this blog, what a pity it is no longer active.



Hope you are having a nice week!

Love
Irina xx

Linking this post to:
We Did It Wednesday at Sew Much Ado
Show and Share at Southern Lovely
Lil Luna 
Made By Me at JAQS Studio
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts

16 comments:

  1. I love this dress! What wonderful a great pattern on the fabric, I really like it with the gingham!

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  2. Love this dress! The fabrics are beautiful and that big bow is perfect!

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  3. Beautiful fabrics and a lovely design. I'm sure she's going to love it!

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  4. STUNNING!!! I love your eye for coordinating fabrics... *speechless* This is so awesome!!

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  5. wow, I just love the flower corduroy!!!
    and also the dress, it's wonderful! I'm sure, your daughter is going to love it!

    regards
    sjoe

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  6. This dress is so pretty! I love the colors and the big bow. I'd love for you to share this at my new link party.
    Rachel
    http://adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com/2012/02/terrific-tuesday-2-and-features.html

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  7. This is just adorable, Irina!!! The gingham goes perfectly with the corduroy. I love the way you co-ordinate fabrics!!!

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  8. Wunderschön - und wieder so ordentlich gemacht!

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  9. Pretty dress, love the gingham and the bow. Reminds me of a blue gingham dress I had when I was 12 years old in the 70s :)

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  10. looks really really good!!
    absolutely beautiful!

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  11. Love it...now I wish I could sew like that. Fixing jeans and socks just don't qualify as talent...lol Good Job :) Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  12. Lovely dress, Brown and pink working so well together, Did the little one love it? I am sure she did!

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  13. What a pretty dress, who wouldn’t love it!
    www.blissfulsewing.blogspot.com

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