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Friday, April 22, 2011

Thanks! I Made It Myself

More and more, I hope to be saying this.  Not only does that mean, I want to sew more for myself, but I hope to sew things that are flattering, classic (and some trendy too) and, most importantly, unrecognizable as being home sewn.

My Easter projects  are a good start.  I bought Kay Whitt's book Sew Serendipity because I loved the long dress with the ruffle and thin tie and knew I wanted it to be my Easter Dress.  It would also be my first dress for myself and also my first invisible zipper.`

I also made my youngest daughter a coordinating dress using this pattern (with alterations) from Lily Bird Studio.  Check Lily Bird out for some cute patterns with good variety.  There are some patterns I haven't seen before, like a blouse for little girls and some cute cuffed shorts.

My 3-year-old's Matilda Jane dress was the inspiration for the fabrics and colors of the other two.  I am very proud of the two I made and HAD to get a photo session in while we were in a great location (at the beach on vacation).  Fortunately, my hubby was kind enough to oblige and he really got some stunners.



  1. Those are all such cute dresses! One of these days I'll get that book...I should probably just try to get it out of the library!

  2. Super cute dresses! I love them! Nice job! :)

  3. Love them all! You've done a brilliant job. Thanks for sharing. :)


  4. I have been wanting to buy that book. Your dress is great!

  5. just adorable all of them (girls and dresses) well done!

  6. Those are amazing. You are three gorgeous ladies!!! Someday I hope to sew half as well as you.