Not so much as whats on my desk but around the house. Wipso and Twiglet have been making little pillowcase dresses (by the dozen) for the dress a child appeal. I haven't any spare pillow cases but do have an assortment of dresses that I don't wear anymore so I decided to transform some of them. This is the first one. I forgot to take a before photo of the dress but this is it after I had spent nearly 3hrs unpicking it. It had two layers of flounces so I judged there would be enough to make up 3 little dresses.
Here they are on my makeshift washing line. I left the flounces and pockets in situ which is why you can see a left and right hand pocket on the two outside ones.
Close ups are not very clear but you can just see the flower hair bands I made to match each dress.
Every thing has come from my stash. The lace is about 20yrs old and is from 'The Doc's Mums old nighties/petticoates. The elastic is from Nans 'knicker elastic drawer' that we found still intact when we cleared FIL's house out.
One of the dress belts made the new ties for the top of this dress and the old shoulder straps made thw two check scrunchies.
The under shirt was made from a much thinner plain material so I used it double thickness
to make this slightly larger dress for an older child. The back elastic smocking has now beccome the new front feature whilst the other tie belt made the thin straps and the elastic casing on the back. The scrunchie hair band came from the inner linning on the old cumber band.
So did I have anything left over? Well judge for yourself. This really is all of it!
So three little dresses made up from stash from three generations . My Dress, MIL's lace trimmings and Nan's elastic.
These are now on their way to Louise of Sew Scrumptious
to send onward to Africia. I have a long way to go to catch up with Wipso and Twiglet but already have the next dress linned up for unpicking. Must remember to take a before photo this time.
I had loads of fun making these and hope I will make 3 little girls happy with their new dresses and matching hair bands.
The boys have their own post today so see below for a bit of fun.
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