Thursday, 31 March 2011

Hi ho, hi ho...

Its off to a princess themed fancy dress party we go!

And Bea is going as Snow White. I made this dress from scratch - designed it, drew the pattern then sewed it up so I'm pleased it turned out well.

The net is really stiff so the skirt sticks out like a big tutu which looks really cute. I just have to make a big red bow for her hair now to complete the look!

Next month we have a Super Mario party to go to so look out for the costume - its going to be pretty special!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The 'something' has been found!

After deciding this little striped dress needed some kind of ribbon sash I trawled the internet and found this beautiful cotton ribbon on Etsy.

I added a couple of belt loops to hold it in place and tied it in a bow at the back. I'm really happy with the result. A lovely springtime dress!

Friday, 11 March 2011

Umming and Ahhing...

About how to best finish this little striped dress for Bea. It needs...something. I'm thinking a sash or ribbon at the waist and I'm liking the colours in this Cath Kidston fabric in the background with the blue stripes.

What I really need is a leisurely browse round VV Rouleaux or The Cloth House but these days with a buggy and toddler in tow such a trip is unlikely!