Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter Clothes, Part 1

 
I have something to show finally after all my talk about Easter sewing.  It's not everything though...I still have a few projects to wrap up today. 
 

 
 
 
pattern:  Lisette Continental Dress, Simplicity 2059
size: 12 at the bust graded out to a 14 through the hips, I need to go back and take in the lining a bit as it's a stiffer fabric than the voile and stands out a bit where I graded to the 14
fabric: Anna Maria Horner Loulouthi Voile, Clippings in Sherry from Pink Chalk Fabrics and a baby blue cotton blend for the lining (the neckline binding is a quilting cotton that I got from my mom--it was leftover fabric from the backing to a quilt she made for P)
 



pattern:  Oliver + S Sketchbook Shirt
size:  12
fabric:  Tula Pink Octo Garden in Aqua from Quilt Home
mods:  added 6 inches of length to the body and put a cuff on the short sleeves because P wanted some extra length there

I really pushed the limits for me (and P) choosing this fabric but I LOVE how the shirt turned out.  I was inspired by some shirts that Millie and Nicole had sewn.:)

Sketchbook shirt
 
 
And then we have BK's dress...
 
 
 
 
pattern:  Sugar City Village Frock, sadly it's an out of print pattern
size:  6, the largest size
fabric:  blue linen/rayon blend leftover from K's 5th grade graduation dress
mods:  I think I added a little length but honestly, at this point I can't remember.  I did use bias tape to do a hem facing as the dress was a little short on BK.
 
Whew!  I did finish K's dress this morning but don't have pictures of it just yet.  I also made a pair of shorts for her last night.  This afternoon the focus will be on completing MG's dress and then if there is still time, starting a couple of swimsuits.
 
Happy Sewing!
 








29 comments:

  1. BK's dress: I'm in love!!!! We are so bummed that pattern is out of print.....since BK just hit the largest size of the pattern, and if you ever are destashing and want to pass it on, we'd be willing to pay good money for it :).
    Looking forward to seeing more Easter items from you in the next few days...we're still finishing up as well.

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    1. Thanks! I'm still slogging away on MG's dress...took a short break to get some laundry done.;)

      C

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  2. Such beautiful Easter clothes. You make me want to sew a dress for myself. And it is such a tease seeing the dress you made your daughter and the pattern is out of print. I just love it. I am working on the sketchbook shirt for my son for Easter. He wanted a pink shirt. I am having a hard time with collar and crossing my fingers it comes out.

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  3. Lovely but girl you need to MODEL for me - I wanna see that dress on you!!!

    I too am totally envious of the sugar city frock pattern - I wanted it really badly a few years ago and tried EVERYWHERE to find it but no luck. Oh well...maybe someday I will find it :).

    Love seeing everything you are doing...

    xo

    Christy.

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    1. I will, I will! But you'll have to be patient....:) Thanks, Christy!

      Cindy

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  4. I second Christy's comment. Let's see it on you. :-) Love BK's dress and P's shirt.

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  5. Oh geez I love all three!! Agree that i want to see your dress on you, pretty lady! Great fabric on P's and also incredibly jealous of your Sugar City pattern. I wish they'd offer it as a PDF...

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  6. beautiful !
    perfect for Easter & perfect for spring ~ everyone is going to look so nice this Easter... can't wait to see them all modeled :)

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  7. Can't wait to see a modeled shot of all of you. I like how everyone kinda matches.

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  8. Looking good! I like the fabric you chose for yours. And I join the throngs jealous of BK's dress pattern. It's not quite the same, but this is a free download- I bet you could get close to the idea http://www.peekaboopatternshop.com/product/brooklyn-frock-3-mos-8-years

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    1. Thank you! I was inspired by a dress that JustMeJay made using the same fabric.:) I like that the Brooklyn Frock goes to a size 8...I'll have to check it out.

      Cindy

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  9. You've made great progress so far! I love all that you have made. Echoing the calls for a modeled shot of you;) And that blue is SO pretty! I love how the solid really lets the pattern shine, she will look gorgeous!

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    1. I've been mentally cracking that whip, trying to accomplish it all. I feel bad taking a break right now...but I needed a break! Thanks, Brittney!

      C

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  10. This is all so lovely! You have a good eye for gorgeous fabric and patterns!

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    1. That is so sweet to say, Uta! I feel like a struggle picking fabrics...I deliberate a looooong time.;)

      C

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  11. You have been busy, Cindy!!! BK's dress is ADORABLE!!! and will definitely attract a lot of comments. I think the solid colour was a good choice, because it really shows off the sleeves and neckline. Great choice of fabric for P's shirt, too. I know it's not a paisley, but it does somehow remind me of paisleys and I love it. I'm with everyone else... we need to see you modelling your new dress. It's hard to tell when it's on a hanger, but I think it's going to drape beautifully and be a very flattering style, not to mention comfy to wear. Have a great Easter!

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  12. -The colors on the first dress are absolutely gorgeous! So bright and vibrant on my computer screen, I can only imagine what it looks like in living color.
    -That octopus fabric is outta this world amazing. Seriously. You have such a great eye! Way to take a risk and knock it outta the park.
    -That last sweet dress feels somewhat Charlie Brown-esque to me, and I love it. (I played Sally Brown in a production of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, so anything Peanuts related or even referential is a-okay in my book. Random aside, I know, but I couldn't help but share.)

    Gorgeous work, my friend!

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    1. It is a gorgeous print...I'd been eyeing the fabric for a long time and it happened to be on sale when I purchased the voile for K's dress.;)

      Life is about taking risks...and though mine lately has been limited to fabric choices that are outside my comfort zone, I'm glad that I did it!

      I can see that...about BK's dress.:)

      Thanks so much, Lauren! Looking forward to meeting you in person next week.

      C

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  13. Oh my Goodness Cindy,you have been very busy.
    Watch a gorgeous co-ordinated family you will be.
    xx N

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    1. Thank you, Nicole. I think I'm starting to suffer a bit from sewing burnout. But I'm glad that I found the time to make all the kids (and myself!) new clothes.:)

      C

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  14. Love all of them - but your dress is my pick (well, it is my favourite fabric ;-) )

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    1. My dress is completely inspired by yours! speaking of which, I need to go back and give you some credit;)

      C

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  15. Love P's shirt! I'd love to see your dress on. I have a dress for me cut out but I can't make myself get back to it. Soon.... :)

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  16. So many fantastic Easter clothes! That Sugar City dress! I'm just jealous of a girl willing to wear one! I love P's shirt! The octopus on the pocket is brilliant! I can't wait to see you in your dress! Gorgeous!

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  17. Hi, I have been visiting your blog and enjoyed seeing all the nice things you make! Living in my "Scandinavian blog world bubble", it's inspiring sometimes to see what people in other parts of the world sew, and through Google I found your blog! This Sugar City Village Frock was wonderful! Happy Easter!

    Greetings from Annwes, Norway

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    1. Hello Annwes! Thank you for stopping by and for the sweet comments regarding my little blog.:)

      Cindy

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  18. Wow! You sure have been busy! I have admired the Village Frock for a while and love your take on this pattern. The color is gorgeous. The shirt you made my son is fabulous! Both my 18 year old son and my husband would love shirts like that. I love how you put the octopus on the pocket! Looking forward to seeing the rest of this week's sewing!

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  19. I love the close-ups of these, and the gorgeous fabric choices. I keep coming back to the shirt and the wonderful fabric, so like a Liberty print - you'll have to let us know what P thought!

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