9.08.2010

My Creative Space


The sewing bug is still lingering, and no that's not me complaining one bit.
My mom recently loaned me a pattern that she used to make me and my sister dresses when we were younger. I know pictures exist somewhere but I will have to track one down next time I visit her. For now I am sure you can imagine a pink frilly dress made almost exactly like the top blue dress in the pattern.

While I was excited to now have the sewing skills to make clothes especially something with a bit of nostalgia attached. I knew my interpretation of the pattern would be more "now".
 I guess you could say it's a great version of hand-me-down. Not to say I wouldn't have Sophie wearing the original my mom made. But I rather prefer my version just a tad more.


So in an attempt to not be overly girly I snatched up this cute birdie fabric on Sew Mama Sew
Successfully fought my instincts to hoard it.
And produced this little number..


It's still a few sizes to big for Sophie but I wanted her to fit in it when she is up and walking.
For now I will just enjoy looking at it. And of course keep sewing away.

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39 comments:

Teek said...

that is a beautiful dress. How lovely that you used to wear one similar. Now you have me thinking.
Congrats on being number one this week....
Tanya

handmadehappiness said...

what a lovely pattern and lush lush fabric well done on not hoarding x
ps i'm looking to start on your "bumble bee" hat for my boys... do you have any good links as to knitting with circulars i've never done it b4!!

michelle said...

i adore it amanda. the fabric choice is perfect. your photos and blog are looking particularly beautiful lately

Sarah. Splish Splash Designs said...

Oh, I love it! So gorgeous!

Chicken Willow said...

What a gorgeous dress!! I love it.

littlebetty said...

Love the dress and the fabric is lovely. Definately a worthy use and much nicer than being kept folded in a cupboard.

Penny (Pocket Carnival) said...

That is so cute! And I love the fabric!

Rosalind said...

oh gorgeous job and the fabric is adorable. lovely work.

dash robin said...

pretty! Great to see so many hand made clothes.

Kate said...

Hooray for you!
It is gorgeous. i adore it that its a modern interpretation of the dresses your Mum used to make you.

Fippa said...

Clever GirL!!! I love old patterns for kids...they have better shapes and details.

beck said...

Beautiful fabric and how special to be using a pattern that you own mom used for you! I bet Sophie will look adorable in it xo

Little Ted Canvas said...

I love it! It's so gorgeous to see little girls wearing those sweet little dresses that we used to wear.(at least I used to...everyday...with polished shoes & white lacey socks...even to the dirtiest of places..my mum was a big fan of girly dresses, not always practical, but pretty).

Sarah said...

It is beautiful! That fabric is fab and I think using a pattern you had sewn for you is a great idea. Something new and old all at the same time.

Brighton Breezy said...

Wow, this is lovely - great pattern and lovely fabric (I've got a teensy bit of the same print in the pale green and brown colourway that I can never bring myself to use!!) ;)

Michelle said...

The dress is beautiful - love the bird fabric.

Rie said...

I love that fabric & the dress looks awesome - good job!

Jill said...

GORGEOUS dress!! Bet you can't wait until Sophie is walking around wearing it!

teddybearswednesday said...

Oh my god you're a star! I LOOOVE your take on the dress and the fabric and everything!!! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! xo

Jo's Place said...

Lovely wee dress, I really love that fabric.

Tania said...

YOU ARE SEWING LIKE A WOMAN POSSESSED! Way to go Mrs.

Renee said...

Gorgeous dress! I like your take on it! Hope you managed to get some sleep last night.

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

What a fab dress! The fabric is adorable. I wonder if Sophie will use the pattern to make her daughter a dress one day???

dl said...

Beautiful blog :D I'll be checking back often I think.

dl

www.thatcuriouscat.com

Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

sew sweet! ♥

Anna Bartlett said...

I love that it's a 'sort-of' handmedown! I made my daughter a pair of shorts from a piece of groovy fabric that my motherinlaw had still in her stash from the 60's, and had made herself a wraparound skirt from, many years ago. Just goes to prove that classics really are classic.

by marie-nicole said...

What a gorgeous dress.

I also had a look at your other blog... you have some sensational shots on that.

delia hornbook said...

Aww Wow thats great ;-)) Well done ;-))The pleasure your feel when she is wearing that will be amazing ;-))

Amanda said...

That's the problem, keeping the fabric for something special and then you find the special thing doesn't come. You just gotta use it. Must say I struggle with that concept.

Chantal said...

so sweet. As much as I'm sure you'd love to see her in it now I think you made the right decision making it a bit bigger! My 3 year old can now where one slightly oversized dress for 2 seasons instead of only 1 when she was a bubba :)

Brenda said...

Sophie is going to be the best dressed in that beautiful little number.......love it!

Tracey said...

cute!

Ady said...

That's a beautiful dress - love the fabric!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

the great thing about a-line dresses is they become tops a year later. So great and love the fabric.

Ooty said...

so so so very sweet!!!

Maxabella said...

Oh, I just LOVE that one. That fabric and pattern are yummy to the max. She will look adorable swanning around in the sunshine in it. Clever you. x

Tam @ 1/4 of an inch said...

Gorgeous Amanda! Love the birdie fabric... xxt

MacGyver's Lovechild said...

Such a cute dress. I too would have deep hording desires with that super cute fabric!

the textured leaf said...

Im a huge fan of vintage patterns, but to have the one that your mum used to make for you is the best ever. Great interpretation of a classic style!