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 I love this blog, what a pity it is no longer active.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!

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


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

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

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

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

  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!


  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.

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

  8. Wunderschön - und wieder so ordentlich gemacht!

  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 :)

  10. looks really really good!!
    absolutely beautiful!

  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 :)

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

  13. What a pretty dress, who wouldn’t love it!


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