Sunday, July 4, 2010

Pretty in Paisley, and Birthday Wishes!


The first and most important thing I have to say today, (July 5th) is, HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMANDA! It would be wonderful if you all stopped by Amanda's blog, The Modern Brady Bunch, and said hi, and Happy Birthday. I know she would love it! Amanda and I 'met' only weeks ago, through our blogs, and have already become the best of friends. Now, we talk daily, and it is difficult to remember a time when we weren't friends! We have so much in common, and are never at a loss for words when we talk! (Which we have discovered can be for hours at a time!) Thank heavens for long distance phone plans!
Now, on to my latest project. I love paisley. But it isn't always easy to find, at least in colours and fabrics I like. So, when Amanda sent me this piece, I knew just what I wanted to do with it! My second project from my new book! It is called the 'Party Dress'. The model in the book is made of satin, with sequin trim. I don't care for sewing on satin, (I've sewn way to many satin bridesmaid dresses in my time!) so I was happy to receive both the paisley and the matching dotty fabric to make it in. The pattern itself is very easy and quick, but I wanted to elaborate on it, to make it my own, so to speak. I used an off white cotton to make an underskirt,(and in so doing, I completely lined the dress) and used the last bit of the dotty fabric to trim the hem. I think it turned out very nicely.


The hem isn't wonky, it is just the way it is hanging.


I crocheted belt loops to hold the ribbon in place, but had to pin it for the pics.


Once I take better pics, I'll be posting this little number in my etsy shop!
I hope that all of my American friends had a wonderful 4th of July! I have seen so many wonderful sewing and craft projects in the past few weeks, all for the July 4th celebrations. Congratulations on a job well done ladies! Anne

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20 comments:

  1. That is so cute!!! :)

    My daughter would LOVE that!!

    Thanks for stopping by Bird Crafts!

    Love,
    Bird

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  2. Adorable! I love the colors.

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  3. Oooh very ctute! Are't you clever. Wish I could sew like that!!!

    Visiting via MMM, Red Ted Art ;-)

    Maggy x

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  4. This is so cute, please link it up to Sister Sister Sunday if you have a chance,
    Thanks,
    Amanda
    http://blog.kuzakscloset.com/2010/07/sister-sister-sunday-what-we-cant-live.html

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  5. ADORABLE!! I'm new (visiting from Motivate Me Monday) and was wondering if there was more information on your book?

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  6. Very cute dress! I found you on Take a Look Tuesday on Sugar Bee. I'm sew glad I did! Wish I had some cute little girl to make something like this for. Oh well, it's uber cute anyway.

    Anna

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  7. WOW! What an adorable dress, love the fabrics!

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  8. I LOVE the paisley with the polka dots!!! Thanks for visiting me @ The Paisley Cupcake!

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog today :) I love that dress, how adorable! I am your newest follower!

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  10. Gorgeous! I want a dress like this for me!

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  11. Wow, that is so cute! I wish I a)had a girl to make that for and b)knew how to sew. Am I too old for dolls? hehe

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  12. Adorable dress and I love the colors.

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  13. Oh, what a gorgeous dress! I'm giddy!! I am your newest follower!

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  14. I found you from the follow me back wednesday. Please follow me back at the-chunkymonkey.blogspot.com and on facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Sippy-Cups-Cloth-Bums/130812363623943?ref=ts

    Thanks :)

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  15. Super cute!! I hope you'll link up to Make It Wear It @ TheTrainToCrazy.com!

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  16. Ooooh, cute. I like the underskirt detail. Filing it away for future reference.

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  17. Hi! I wanted to say thanks for the visit to my blog. Your dress is so wonderful, the colors and patterns are so complimentary.

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  18. Love it! If I had a daughter I would want to see her in it. Thanks for the comment love!

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  19. LOVE the buttons down the back - i have a secret obsession with buttons!!

    You make beautiful clothes!

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