Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Walk in the Woods Dress

Those of you who follow me on facebook may have seen that I was feeling very pleased with myself for having resisted the (very strong) urge to buy fabric the other day.

Rascal loved her Christmas twirly dress so much that I decided to make her another one. The only thing was that I needed 75cm of fabric for it and the biggest suitable pieces in my stash were 50cm.

I had the fabric that I wanted to buy all chosen and was on the verge of splurging when something stopped me. I thought and thought and finally decided that I must be able to make a 4 year old dress using fabrics from my stash. I would just have to be a bit inventive about how I did it.

The bodice was made using the "In the Garden Shirred" Twirly Dress tutorial. The skirt was made using this basic tiered skirt as a rough guide, I added an extra tier and altered the height of the strips to suit my purpose.

The fabrics are all from Aneela Hoey's "A Walk in the Woods" line. I bought them a while ago at a bargain basement price, without a project in mind. I think they make a perfect dress don't you?! I love the way that the red bands at the top and bottom bring the whole thing together.

Now two of us are happy. I can be proud of myself for using fabrics from my stash. Rascal is over the moon with her new twirly dress!
Win- win!

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15 comments :

  1. what a little doll- that is really a dress to be proud of- you are a super mom!

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  2. It's adorable!!!! I love the shirred bodice!

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  3. Lovely. The red ridinghood fabric is so sweet. Cx

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  4. Its the perfect range for a little girl dress, well done on making do. If you hadn't of said as much no one would have guessed that

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  5. Glad u like my blog tweaks. The dress is lovely & I checked out the link to the tiered skirt - patterns like that are so easy & adaptable :)

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  6. I love this dress, it reminds me of a similar dress my Mum made for me when I was a tike!! Gorgeous work!

    :) Hazel
    www.hazellovesdesign.com

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  7. Well done on combining the two patterns to create a beautiful dress with the all important twirl factor!!!

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  8. Wow that's so cute! I love it! :)

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  9. Love the wee foxes. Have just stumbled across your blog and love it. I'm about to hurl myself into the world of quilting......looking forward to reading more here. Have a great weekend! x

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  10. So so cute! I really need to learn how to do the shirring at the back sometime! Awesome win win :)

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  11. You have been busy since I've been offline! This is adorable I love the different fabrics altogether and the red top and bottom finishes it beautifully.... another gorgeous dress :))))) Love xx

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