Saturday, March 6, 2010

The first tree dress.

I was meant to plant lettuces out all day yesterday but it poured with rain so I had to stay indoors and sew instead. Yippee!!

I made a dress for Pepper from one of the tree prints that I did the other day.

I sewed some ric rac I crocheted from this pattern onto the bottom hem.

I feel like this dress is a mixture of all the ideas I have been working on over the last few months; crocheted trims, screen printing and sewing clothes from vintage sheets.

I'm really quite pleased with the result.

I love playing around with mismatched panels and binding and patterns and colours.

It feels playful and fun.

I think I'm ready to make some bigger ones now.

I hope you have a great weekend what ever you are up to.

29 comments:

  1. The little dress is so sweet Kate. I love the tree print with the crocheted ric rac, so perfect! Have fun making many more which I am sure will be a success.

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  2. Loving the tree Kate. The ric rac trim looks really good too.
    Ab

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  3. Love the mismatched front and back.
    And you MADE YOUR OWN RICRAC!!!
    Amazing.

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  4. Very sweet! You have a very lucky little girl there who gets to wear all those lovely dresses you make. Love the crocheted ric rac.

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  5. I love the dress, wish I could crochet such gorgeous trims. I can't crochet at all... How old is your girl? Mine is almost 3 1/2, and I have to almost bribe her to wear dresses at the moment. Shame considering her wardrobe is absolutely full of them...

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  6. I am so impressed with the crocehted trim, looks fantastic. The dress fits Pepper so nicely- great effort- much more instant results than planting lettuces, hooray for the rain!!

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  7. I'm not sure how many more times I should say I love all the little dresses :) Always so cheerful. Yea for RAIN!

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  8. the dress is adorable and so is Pepper love all your ideas mixed together with this one,the ricrac is amazing

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  9. Kate, just had to stop and thank you for sharing all of these! You've given me the courage to give it a go and I've almost made my first dress. Well, it's waiting for me to bind and crochet an edge for! Thanks!!! :D

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  10. Gee that wood have been a fun day!! Not! Goodness you have busy lives in the country. How you get so much done I will never know.

    That dress is cute as can be. Love the multi fabrics used. And as for little Pepper, goodness she's lovely and cuddly looking. Have a lovely evening all of you.

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  11. Oh, how cue is that:) I love it. And that crocjet hem is perfect:)

    It is raining here too - so inside knitting for me while the kids watc a miovie and enjoy popcorn:)

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  12. oooh it's super cute. i love the crochet ric rac.
    we are having a lovely weekend here - after a long hot summer we are finally getting some rain and it's heavenly. last night i had four kids squealing and dancing in it. as i often say - it's the little things in life.....
    l
    x

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  13. Can you do a size 12? And make me a roll of ric-rac? All paid for of course! Haha like you don't have enough to do. What an amazing dress, I have do more of the sheet stuff for myself too!

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  14. How wonderful that every aspect of that dress is your creative idea.Your little one looks sooo cute in it too.

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  15. Very cute! I just love your tree!

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  16. How GOOD is that crochet trim? Just divine.

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  17. I'm with Gina, that trim is divine (why oh why did I not pay attention to my Nan's crochet lessons)

    The dress is gorgeous.

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  18. The dress is so cute. Thanks for sharing the ric-rac pattern. Hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Jak x

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  19. I love Pepper's new dress, all the colours and the crochet ric-rac trim. I will have to try that out for myself sometime. The tree is a winner as well :-) If I had been allowed to wear leggings or trousers with my dresses when I was little I'm sure I would have worn all those lovely ones mum wanted me to wear...its a winner isn't it!

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  20. Such a lucky little girl to have such gorgeous handmade dresses.Looks fab and I would love just half your crocheting expertise ric rac is awesome.

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  21. very very sweet ... you're on to a winner there.

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  22. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Kate. Your mismatched mixture dress is gorgeous!

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  23. Sweet and cool. Love your "mismatch-aesthetics".

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  24. LOVE it!!

    Must learn to crochet. What a perfect finish for a little outfit :)

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  25. Oh, Kate! This dress is so perfect. I love all of the details, especially the crochet trim.

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  26. love this little hippy dress she looks like shes off to hug some trees xx

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