Thursday, 7 June 2007

an elephant pocket



I found this great spotty cotton, which in its former life (yesterday) was a big ladies nightshirt on sale for a bargain £2, to me it was begging to be turned into a little girls pinny/dress. And doesn't the sweet elephant pocket make you happy? I love this pattern for its simplicity, I made the changes I had planned to the original pattern, straightening and extending the sides, and sewing a join at the shoulders rather than a tie or button, and it all worked very well.

I love how I can whip one of these up in no time at all, so satisfying, and I haven't been able to help but smile today seeing my little one wearing another dress that I have made her. We spent a lot of today at the park, and the rest at the cafe. We also met up with Julia, back from her Scotland jaunt, and she bought me back many presents, which I will show you tomorrow.

9 comments:

anamama said...

A beautiful dress for a beautiful girl. So cute!

Liz said...

This dress looks fab. I have been trying to get the confidnce up t make some girls clothes for the summer and have been toying with the idea of shirring, but I may now have to try out this pattern - we'll soon see if it is a seasy as you make out!

Kristin said...

It is really great! Love the elephant pocket.

Gina said...

What a cutie, and wow that print is so adorable - love what you did with it, and the pocket, wow!

weirdbunny said...

Lucie looks adorable !!!!

I love the elephant pocket. I'm also hoping you'll make me one of those dresses in adult size .... please !

Lucy Locket said...

I love the pinny and your little girl looks adorable too. There are too many gorgeous things to make and not enough time! Lucy

Mirre said...

So cute!!
I made one for Amber too this week :)

African Kelli said...

I would so wear that if it was my size! Lovely!!

Amy said...

That is really cute!