- I am a Homemaker and Freight Broker (with my husband) who has a love of needle crafts, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch. I learned to sew in 2007, really love using vintage patterns (1940's, 50's, 60's) & and seeing how I can modernize them with fabric choices and trims). I need 25 hours in a day to get to everything I want to do!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I need to work on Easter, but instead
made a dress for H. It is out of stashed broadcloth, the poly-cotton type that ends up washing out soft and is pretty wrinkle-free out of the dryer, like men's shirts can be. I think the cloth came from a garage/estate sale. Buttons from stash, vintage, from the thrift shop. She picked them out, liked the duckies with headcloths on. Snaps at the back neck, french seams, handmade bias tape arm and neck openings, slipstiched on the inside. Sometimes the bias "waves" sometimes not, I may have twisted it a bit in sewing it down. I used Butterick 4176 in size 3. I loved this pattern for my oldest daughter, so I bought the little sizes in a Hancock's 99 cent sale. It's a keeper/TNT for me. I plan on a few more dresses as I have time for her, she loves them and I love making them out of fabric that needs no/little ironing. I also made bloomers for underneath.