Monday, October 31, 2011

Back on track.

I'm back on track with dress no7. for the African dress a child appeal. This one has been made using 5" charm squares that I received from my partner in a recent swap. She very kindly enclosed them as a little extra gift. Thankyou "Retromama".
I could have just added them to my (cannot possible use just look at stash) but decided to see if I could arrange enough of the squares to make a little dress possible. Well it took 38 in all and I still have some squares over to make 1/2 a dress or loads of little pockets.!


I found some pale pink shirt material in my stash given to me by my MIL yrs and yrs ago (I do keep things for a long long time) and used this for the binding and strap along with some old lace as trimming.


The only material I had over this time from the squares was where I cut the arm hole shapes out and this was used up on the little flower adornment. Button courtsey of Sherry. Pleased with how this has turned out.

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26 comments:

Jam Dalory said...

That dress is absolutely gorgeous, any little girl would look and feel like a princess in it. Donating it to a child in africa is a really generous thing to do. x

Sandy Ang said...

What an adorable dress and such work to patch together 38 squares ~!

Di said...

Totally gorgeous! a real labour of love and the result is so pretty. So, what are the boys up to this evening - any monkeying around planned? :) Di xx

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Such a lovely dress - I like the flower on the shoulder, it looks so pretty.

Ros Made Me said...

What a lovely pillow slip dress... love the extra details which set it apart from other dresses. You should be dead chuffed with it :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

How sweet and cute it looks

Cheers
Sonia
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

The colours on the squares all complement each other so well and I love the little floral embellishment, Im sure the recipient will adore it.

Jamie said...

This dress is adorable!! What is this 'African dress a child appeal'? Will you be sending this to Africa for a little girl?

I found you at Made it Myself Mondays Week 21!
Jamie
beingmrsmccann.blogspot.com

Catherine said...

This is such a beautiful little dress ! I love the different fabrics you have chosen ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Sherry Edwards said...

Another beautiful dress - I love patchwork and the flower embellishment is a great finishing touch.

Ali said...

Such a cute dress xx

Wendy said...

What a gorgeous dress - I can imagine a little girl being quite proud of wearing it.

Planet Penny said...

I love the finishing touches, it makes it really special.

Sandra said...

How sweet and so cute!:) Sandra H

mcrafts said...

So sweet and fresh - great idea to make it out of the squares Mich :)

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wow, your little dress is Gorgeous! I adore the patchwork!
Jan x

Susie said...

That is really beautiful, love the work. I think any little girl would be thrilled! You ROCK! :)

Faye said...

This is sooooooooooo pretty. I'd like it in Size 10 please! ;) xxx

Secret Sheep said...

pretty indeed. Thanks for visiting my blog, I'll pop a cake in when I'm next passing :o)

Ali said...

Wonderful dress - whichever little girl gets this is going to be very lucky indeed.

Ali x

Martha said...

oh the patchwork dress is lovely! how cute! you have done a very good sewing! well done!

Polly Polkadot said...

That is a beautiful dress, and I love the little flower too.

Pickle Lily said...

What a fantastic dress - a real labour of love. the little girl who gets this will be very lucky.
Jo x

MaggieC said...

That little flower just finished the dress so beautifully. Thank you for your visit yesterday. All I will say is that it is not the Christmas tree.

Whitney-Anne Baker said...

what an adorable dress and what a lovely idea!

Sew Scrumptious said...

This dress is so pretty! Thank you.