Friday, March 25, 2011

Eliza dress

I found this pattern in an op shop in a little town about 400km north of here.  From memory I think it cost 50 cents.  It was love at first sight.  I loved the pleats.  I loved the rouched sleeves and well....  here it is.  I made this little number from a skirt that I no longer wear.  It's a gorgeous vintage gauze fabric.  I am unsure of the actual type of material but it reminds me of gauze so we'll just say, gauze type fabric!!!  This pattern has a variation of long sleeve which I will be trying also.  Winter is just around the corner!!! A girl can never have too many dresses. 

It's been a little while a coming, this dress.  I have been trying to find time to begin sewing again, which has been incredibly difficult as there is always something, should I say, sensible to do about the house, such as chores.  In recent times I have developed a routine which has been such a great move.  For some, this may be an obvious move but for me, I was of the belief that a routine was just too restrictive and suffocating. 
Routine = sewing time :-)  I like it a lot.  Yes, I will be hand sewing a hook and eye as the final closure for this frock!!!

P.s this is the first photo I have published.  It was a much easier venture than I had imagined :-) 


  1. Oh it is so pretty, I love it! Look at the beautiful sleeves, my goodness, does she like it? WIll it be coming to playgroup next week or is this a strictly special occasion dress only?

    I LOVE IT!

  2. Thank you Ali :-) I am just so super duper happy with this one. Eliza wore it today and she looked like a little lady. She could move and play in it without being restricted so I am going to say, yes, Eliza does like it. I would love to show her off wearing it!!! Playgroup here we come :-)

  3. Wow, what a cute dress! I love the fabric too, and I think you've done a wonderful job. Makes me wish I had a little girl to sew for.