Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Side by side.

Here is another one of my dresses. Now much too big for me to wear anymore. I thought it would make into two dresses for the dress a child appeal. It didn't take as long to unpick this one as it was single layer.
The first dress made up easily and I used a couple of crochet flowers that are from Ann which she sent me in the whimsy jar swap we did togther. The green was a perfect match. No pockets as the print is quite fussy and the skirt full but I did make a head band as every little girl loves to have one to go with her dress.
I spent two evenings just piecing the remaining bits of the dress together along with the help of MIL's petticoat lace as I was determined to get another dress. I actually like this one the most. The top of the dress in the end came from the sleeves which had been quite full and the bodice front. Just enough material left to make the flower for the head band and casing for the elastic.

Here they are side by side a slightly better camera light. Dresses 4 & 5. These have now gone off to Louise at Sew Scrumptious and I'm onto the next make over. It will probably only make one dress but you never know! You may have twigged by now that I'm into flounces and gathers and colour.
Anything left?
Not much mostly 2" scraps but I'm keeping them just in case!
Still can't show what else is on my desk as it is for a swap and partners have not been allocated yet and I also did a massive clear up yesterday so there is nothing on the floor either!!!
Pop on over to Julia's to see what everyone else is up to this week and the post below for some fun with the Monkeys.


  1. You surely made another 2 girls very happy with these wonderful dresses!...way to go!!!!
    xxx Margreet

  2. What beautiful little dresses. I bet you're thrilled to bits with them as I'm sure the little girls they go to will be.
    A x

  3. Beautiful! The style can be wear by Adult too!

  4. They are gorgeous! You are a clever girl, I am scared of my machine x

  5. I love your recycled dresses - such a great cause and much better than just handing to a charity shop. You must be so proud to see them going off to such an excellent charity. And love seeing my little flowers winging their way to foreign shores too!

  6. OMG these are gorgeous.
    Wonderful sewing work.
    Happy WOYWW. Sandy #1

  7. Brilliant bit of upcycling there!!! You are like me - we don't waste a scrap. It will trim something somewhere!! The frocks are perfect x Jo

  8. Two more beautiful little dresses, how pretty they will look on xxx

  9. Great use of something that had finished its time with you - two fab little dresses :D xx

  10. They are gorgeous!! Thanks so much. Love them!! Have just emailed you too. Louise x

  11. Oh well done you - recycling clothing that you've shrunk out of - marvellous in both ways!

  12. Oooh yes keep the scraps you never know when they will come in handy! well done with the dresses they are great.

  13. Hi there Mrs A.
    Well, those two dresses have come up a treat and look fantastic on the magnified pickie thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x

  14. Thanks for your comment on my blog about the dress I made Louise. I couldn't reply to your comment so I came to your blog and I'm so glad I did! Your little dresses are beautiful!
    Fiona x


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