Thursday, 17 May 2007

a little linen apron dress

I have had a whole week with no internet - cut off from the rest of the world!! never mind, I'm back now, with a new ISP that is finally (just about) working as it should.






Last week, the night before I was cut off, I got round to making one of these smock dresses that I got the pattern from ...

[wheres it from?? - i just spent about an hour trying to find who has this pattern on their blog - help!!] *** edited to add - found it !!! here at The Mayflys blog.

Anyway, I made it from lovely green linen I bought ages ago really cheaply from Ikea, and lined it in a cotton voile to keep it light. I put buttons on the shoulders instead of ties. it crosses over at the back, my model wouldnt stand still and kept running about so most of my pictures were blurry!

Im pleased with it as a first attempt, and hopefully will make more, I have an idea to alter it a bit, and then to make a bigger one too, as Esme wants one like her little sisters.

8 comments:

weirdbunny said...

oh Hannah it's lovely , you should make one for yourself, and me ... hee hee. I see Lucie is definately impressed with the pocket - love Julia x

Bonny said...

What a little Sweetheart! She's adorable!! Your sewing skills definitely surpass mine. That dress is so cute! Lucie looks like she's enjoying being the centre of attention, too!

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Lindsey said...

Hannah that is so cute! I've seen similar ones at my cousin Kristy's blog (vintagepleasure@typepad) and she got her inspiration from here...

themayfly.com (from Feb 07)

Lucy Locket said...

Hi Hannah - it's good to have you back! I've been checking your blog each day as I love to see what you have been making. I haven't actually updated my blog for a bit so I must do something this weekend. I LOVE the tunic - I just wish my girls were still toddler age although I may still be able to persuade my nearly 7 year old to wear one - what do you reckon??? Lucy

Mirre said...

It's lovely!
I want to make one too for my daughter's birthday... it's been on my to-do list for ages!

Btw, I believe Happythings has a tutorial on her blog...

African Kelli said...

Oh my gosh she is adorable! What fun sewing that must be. :)

Gina said...

Man those are cute pictures!

Alicia A. said...

that child is adorable- and the smock looks great too!