Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The pretty city dress

And then I sewed another dress.

The washing is still in the machine, the breakfast dishes are still in the sink, the olives are still on the trees, my inbox still has a red number on it and I haven't even thought about dinner.

But I fixed yesterday's disaster dress and I am happy.

I cut off the denim panel and sewed another dress around it. It's still not perfect but it's getting there. I think it'll look cute with some stripey tights and a cardi.

And I have that buzzy feeling that's making me want to keep going. Keep making. Keep sewing.

I wish Miss Pepper were here to try it on and see. I think she'll love it. Especially because I listened to her strict instructions and made sure all roofs are pointy, (even the sky scraper one), that there is green grass and a cloud in the sky. She wanted all the houses to have chimneys too, otherwise how will the people inside keep warm, but it was getting a bit crowded.

If only I had time now to sew the garden dress that's growing in my head...no, I'd better fold the fabric, tidy up and fry some onions I think.

Big love to you guys.
I hope your creative garden grows.

xx

40 comments:

  1. You are clever Kate...too cute!

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  2. Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.... I've had a dress cut out for my little one for a few weeks, this is making me want to get out the machine and get it done! xx

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  3. Gorgeousness! So very lovely, no wonder you want to keep on going! It's a good feeling, rescuing a disaster sewing project isn't it. Especially when it turns out like yours.

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  4. Oh I love it Kate! Missed seeing your creations on the blog. I love Miss Pepper's instructions, how cute. I can imagine it with stripey tights too, love stripes and spots! I hope you get all you want accomplished for the day and still have time to create!

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  5. Yay! I love it when you sew - always gorgeous. xx

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  6. It is gorgeous. Glad you got your sewing mojo back.

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  7. I love this. I took one look at the photo and said "that is cool"!!

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  8. That is gorgeous. I love it and my little girl would too. Cx

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  9. its really gorgeous kate, I love it! And I love your book button over there..can't wait!

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  10. Sometimes you just need to do these things and the result is gorgeous! Pepper is so lucky! I did exactly the samething today I took time to finally get a blog post up and to cut out the pieces for a skirt tutorial I have been promising for 2 months. Sometimes you just need to put aside the things that should be done for what you would rather be doing! Naomi :)

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  11. Lovely! I think Pepper will love it. fiona x

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  12. What a beautiful dress! I'm sure your daughter will love it, and I'm loving her very strict criteria re the chimneys, pointy roofs aswell! I think my four year old would live it too! Good effort! X

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  13. Gorgeous! It would probably take me 6 months to sew my girl a dress! xK

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  14. The dress applique is amazing and this is the bit people will look at, don't worry about the inside no one can see that! Glad you restored you sewing Karma. Jo x

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  15. super sweet Kate, that appliqué!!!!! Ruby's dress you made is now an over smock :) & looks pretty darn cute over her jeans! xx

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  16. super sweet Kate, that appliqué!!!!! Ruby's dress you made is now an over smock :) & looks pretty darn cute over her jeans! xx

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  17. Oh its just lovely, and dress making is as important as everything else!

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  18. That's beautiful Kate. And I super love that you listened to all the instructions from your littlest . Any chance you'd make one for my little?

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  19. Oh my. Perfectly darling!!! Love the mix of fabrics and the raw appliqué. Love t
    Hat is not like everything else I've seen. Love the city scape!

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  20. That's so cute! I can see it looking fab with the striped tights and cardi. Clever you!

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  21. Un vestido precioso y divertido, ¡me encanta!

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  22. Wow,gorgeous dress! bugger the dishes!

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  24. Absolutely beautiful! I wish I could sew like that.

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  25. Really nice job! Who cares about the dishes- let them pile up!

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  26. That dress is adorable! Well worth the chores you put off in my opinion. :)

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  28. awesome! I think the changes you made will be accepted!

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  29. Love it! Did it fit??? Is this another one - not the tent one???

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  30. Wow a fantastic dress, you have inspired me to give sewing a try - Ive got the machine and a pile of collected fabric so now I just need the confidence!

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  31. dishes can always wait Kate...looks awesome. I'd like to wear it!

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  32. that is just waaaaaaaayyyyy to cute Kate! Love Ms Pepper's strict instructions...my darlings daughter is like that if I try and sew anything for her within her gaze! The buzz of sewing them something is just delightful hey! Much love B xx

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  34. Oh wow! I just love this dress....I've been playing around with patchwork lately and easy sew little girls dresses and tops, and this post, well it just all tied it in together for me. I'm in the middle of sewing up a little patchwork flower garden dress, when I finished I shall post it up and send you a link. It's so much fun, I can't keep away from it. Like you I have so many other designs in my head I want to get started on, and I have so many girls to sew for....BUT...Breakfast dishes first, then washing, maybe mopping while the little one sleeps and after I've made lunch, prepped for tonight's dinner, baked lunchbox biscuits and cleaned all that up again, I might find a few spare moments to sneak in and sew up another flower!! :) Thanks again for sharing.

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  35. Oh my gosh, these are ADORABLE. I love cityscapes in pretty much any form, but I get especially excited when people incorporate them into crafts. You should post these on Kollabora, the crafting community! I'm trying to get people who make cool kids' clothes to join so I can prove to my crafty friends that there is such a thing.

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