Friday, June 12, 2015

Summer Frocks

Too much fabric?

Check.

A little girl who needs some summer clothes?

Check.

An excuse to sew?

Yes, please!





Admittedly, Rosa wasn't in desperate need of new clothes. But a new tunic and blouse have been quite handy! The former was made up as an Izzy -- of course. I do love that pattern, you know.





I lined it with pink striped cotton, because I didn't have enough of the floral fabric. I'm actually glad it turned out that way, because I love the contrast.

And a snap in the back to close it up -- partly because I was too lazy to do a buttonhole. Though by the time I'd gathered up all the snap supplies, a hammer, and my scrap 2x4 (for setting the snap), I probably could have made several buttonholes!




The other top is perfect for summer. I purchased the fabric before Rosa was born, I believe, and originally intended it for an entirely different garment. But it was time for it to be used, and an airy little peasant top seemed perfect. Actually, it started out as a dress -- but you know when you make something and you realize the fabric isn't right? Fortunately, shortening it was solution, and here it is!





A little checkered ribbon at the neckline, and it was all set. Oh, I used this peasant dress pattern, though I seem to recall altering the flutter sleeves to make them a little wider. 




Both of these were made assembly-line style, because I actually made a second set in a smaller size as a gift. Hopefully the little one they were made for will like hers as much as Rosa does! In fact, the cherry top was specifically requested this morning.

Fabric used up, sewing itch scratched, and a daughter who loves to wear something I made for her. I can go with that.


8 comments:

  1. How cute. I am sure your daughter and the gift recipient will both love these frocks :)

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Danice! I certainly hope so! :-)

      Blessings,
      Shannon

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  2. You really have a knack for choosing the perfect small print for these projects! Love them both!

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    1. Thank you, Mrs. Cote! I'm convinced that choosing the right fabric makes or breaks a project, so your kind words were quite encouraging! :-)

      Blessings,
      Shannon

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  3. Precious!!! I am so thankful for our Rosa that she has a Mommy so talented and gifted by God,
    In His Joy, Mum

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    1. Thank you, Mum! :-)

      Love,
      Shannon

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  4. Oh my goodness! Such cute pieces of clothing! Rosa is so lucky to have such cute dresses! You never could have found anything this adorable in a store. :) You are such a talented sewer - you inspire me to pull our my machine and keep trying!
    Elizabeth.

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    1. Thank you so much, Elizabeth! You're so sweet, and really made my day! :-) I wish you much success with your sewing!

      Blessings,
      Shannon

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