Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Simple and pretty



Yesterday morning an early swim before the boys woke up inspired me to flick through my Ottobre magazines to find something quick and easy to make for Madelyn, who is growing super fast and will fit that little dress Novy made her in no time, but also be grown out of all her current 000 wardrobe. She is a massive 5.6kgs and 58cm which is off the charts for girls on both accounts!




I came across this little pinni top pattern in the 1/08 edition but added 2" length to turn it into a cool summer dress for the hot days we are finally getting. I altered the embellishment a little too since I couldn't find the right button. I almost embroidered the dress instead but in the end the thought of hooping for the embroidery machine put me off and I thought the flower would be cute anyway.




The feature fabric is some "fresh cut" I have been hanging onto for a while - I liked it but only got a fat quarter and there isn't much that can be done with a piece that size. Luckily it was perfect for this dress, and perhaps a pair of shoes to match. The flower is doublesided - it has the apple green fabric on the back. I also splurged and bought some Mettler "Silky" thread for the top stitching and I love it. I might have to do another with a pretty machine stitch between the feature and the plain instead of a plain straight stitch. It is a great fit on Miss Madelyn, here's my little model again:




Emma may recognise the background for these photos - it's the back of the gorgeous quilt she made Madelyn to welcome her to the world.

13 comments:

AJ said...

Super Cute Joy...Would love to see the modelled pic when you get a chance!

littlepossumdesigns said...

Stunning and gorgeous Joy!

Cascade Lily said...

Gorgeous Joy :)

Marie said...

Adorable dress. I am sure Maddy will look fab in it.

Karen said...

Joy I've had this pattern on my 'to do' list for waaaay too long - seeing how gorgeous it can look, I now want to get it done.
Beautiful - that's all there is to say!

Emma said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Joy! I can't wait ot see her wearing it either! Nice background, too ;)

Natalie said...

Aww Joy, this is just adorable!! I love the little embellishment too, lovely idea. I too have some of the same trim fabric, been saving it for something special too.

Little Munchkins said...

I love the dress! Madelyn must look very cute wearing it.

Ariane said...

Beautiful little dress Joy!!

Mands said...

gorgeous Joy

Romi Jade said...

Beautiful dress! And your daughter is gorgeous!

AJ said...

Even betterOn Miss Madelyn...lovely Joy!!

mames said...

so cute. she is growing so quickly.