Monday, March 31, 2014

Pinafore Dress for Nieve

I blame a combination of the Great British Sewing Bee and the new fabrics arriving in the shop for my urge to make clothes lately.  Historically that's not at all my interest or where my strengths lie, but for the past few weeks it's all I can think about.  An itch that had to be scratched.

With a nudge from Katy and a pattern from Imagine Gnats, I cracked on and made two dresses for my 1 year old niece, Nieve.  I am planning a little Easter gift parcel for Nieve and I would like to tuck these in.  They'll be great for the American summer.  

I started with Scrumptious prints and created a reversible dress that could be warn over tights and a little top for the spring and then with just her diaper in full blown summer.  One side has the Dainty Flowers print and the other Berry Aqua.

It's so much cuter in three dimensions, but there are no kiddos
around here to model for me!

There's a little pleat in the center of the neck line.  I love it.
Here you can see my first two button holes.  I need serious practice.

And the back. It's a little wrap dress, so you get peeks of the lining print.

It's reversible, so she has a little Berry Aqua dress, too!

Because I was so interested by the design of this little dress pattern (a single piece of fabric, wrapped) I couldn't wait to dive in and make a second.  You may remember that my brother (Nieve's dad) is not very interested in Nieve being smothered in pink, so I went with a blue theme for the second.

As Mixed Bag had just arrived in the shop, I could not resist the Blue Bubbles and Origami Sky prints.  I barely had them out of the delivery box before I had the pattern on and was cutting away!  It was shameful, really :)



The little origami dress just melts my heart.  Nieve, I hope they fit  you like them!








15 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

These are gorgeous Cindy! What a lucky little girl Nieve is to have such a thoughtful and clever auntie!

pennydog said...

Ooh clever- can you make some grown up ones? ;)

Fran said...

These are just fabulous, what a lucky girl!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Oh Cindy they are adorable!! I bought that pattern and need a kick up the bum to make a couple for my girls!

tomomi mcelwee said...

They are so cute!

Lynz said...

That origami print makes SUCH an adorable dress! I would have adored Chook in either of these!!

DeborahGun said...

I love the origami one. I have that pattern too - but am too scared to try it!

Ruth said...

Very cute! Perfect Easter present!

diane said...

The perfect little girl dress

QuiltCandy said...

Oh my goodness, these are SO adorable!

Katy Cameron said...

Very cute, you did a lovely job :o)

Judith, Belfast said...

These are uber cute! I would love a grown up version! Jxo

rachael {imagine gnats} said...

So cute!! and the origami fabric is to die for :)

Ester Kiely said...

these are fab! So sweet.

Archie the wonder dog said...

They're so cute!

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