July 22, 2008

flannel flower dress

With not much else to do but stay inside because of this woolly weather, what is one to do? Sew, of course!

This cute little number was fairly simple to make. And I learnt how to make bias tape along the way too. Easy peasy!

The dress is made out of a light-weight denim and is trimmed with a pretty Australian flannel flower print.
The top of the dress is lined with the printed fabric; I covered my own buttons and made the tape trim for the bottom of the dress.

I love this dress because of its simplicity, and will most definitely be making more for 'Little B'. One thing I will do differently next time is move the button holes a wee bit higher (the top bit looks a little 'flappy' to me) and I might play with different pocket styles on the front.

All in all, I think it was a success.

After note: I forgot to mention that the pattern is unfortunately not one of my own, it is 'New Look 6576'.


CurlyPops said...

The dress is fabulous...I love the pretty flowery trim!

edward and lilly said...

It's very cute, is it your own pattern?

Leni and Rose said...

It's gorgeous! I want to have a go myself too! Where did you get the pattern from?

Sherrin said...

Sweet dress! I love that you have covered the buttons to match the flannel flower fabric (which makes me think of May Gibbs!!). looks great.

Ruth said...

Gorgeous dress... I love the fabric you have chosen... it looks very stylish!

Ruth xx

Marcy said...

Thanks for writing this.