Sunday, October 16, 2011

Elizabeth Dress

I find inspiration everywhere lately. I think it is all the pinning, lol. These past two weeks of our sewing for yourself series has been wonderful but I am ready to get back to my bread and butter (kids clothing) and I have been a busy bee. I don't know what has motivated me lately. Maybe the cooler weather or the new fabric I bought or maybe my sweet little girl growing up too fast. I have to take advantage of my opportunities to sew for her before she thinks handmade clothing is unfashionable.

Anyways first on the list. I was inspired by Kate from See Kate Sew. She made this adorable top for herself. I love her style and her sewing skills are superb. I decided to made a dress for little Lizzy with a similar yolk neckline. I used ruffled fabric I got from Hobby Lobby and some basic cream cotton. I also used the ruffled fabric on the sleeves. I wanted to make it a little more edgy so I added a fashion zipper in black to the back. And I really pushed my sewing skills by lining the entire dress. I haven't really done that without a pattern before so it was a challenge. I like the lining for fall/winter dresses because it adds some weight to light cotton and warmth for the cold months ahead.












I love it! The only thing I would change is a longer zipper. I wish I had bought one that could go all the way down the back.

I'm linking up HERE

24 comments:

Becky @ The Barefoot Seamstress said...

So sweet! I really love the fabric choices and the zipper in the back gives it a great modern feel.

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

This turned out beautifully!! So cute

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Jenny
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Heather said...

Jess, this is gorgeous!!!!!!!! Love it!

Cassi said...

It's lovely! perfect fall dress

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

that's adorable! i love the yellow color and the ruffly bib is just so cute! :)

Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said...

this is adorable - and your pleated ruffle is fantastic! I love its vintage flair, well done :)

penny stock6 said...

So excellent deign of that dress. It yellow color make it very beautiful and the girl looking also nice. She's Every picture looking wonderful.
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Jilly said...

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trophyw.blogspot.com said...

Adorable. I love the fabrics you chose.

rebekahdawn said...

So pretty! My daughter would love something like this.

Ruthie Hart said...

could she be any more beautiful?!!

Ashley said...

Such a sweet dress (for a sweet girl). I love the exposed zipper-so trendy!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!
--Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

Beth said...

Yes, totally cute. I love that fabric, but I think it's the little girl that makes this dress so darned cute! Thanks for sharing.

lesley said...

i bow down to your sewing skills!!

lesley
freakingcraft.blogspot.com

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

So beautiful! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

Melanie
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elizabeth said...

Your dress is darling! Very well done!!!

Liberty said...

Simply Breathtaking!

Jamie said...

That is the cutest dress!! I wish I knew how to sew!

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

Gorgeous! great colours!

Sew Country Chick said...

So mod but so adorable!

nest full of eggs said...

what great details ! bravo !

Simple Simon & Co said...

Adorable!!!!

{jen} iCandyhandmade said...

Wow, love this dress!