Sunday, June 03, 2007

More Sewing

I was able to finish the shirt for Allie today. I won't lie...it was a pain. She is a small person so in order to get her shirts to fit I have to mix pattern sizes. So her shirt is basically a size 10 with 2 1/4 inches added to length. I am not crazy on how the neckline is but that is what Allie wanted. The shirt calls for some ruffles along the top of the shoulders. Allie didn't want the ruffles so I was happy to oblige her.

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It is a rather plain looking shirt but the shirt essentially cost me $1.00(for the fabric) to make. The pants cost me $1.25 to make. At $2.25 who can beat that price for play clothes! Especially since the favorite thing in the summer is to walk to the local creek and swim.

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(Top & Gauchos)
Thank you all for the kind words on the gauchos for Allie. I was only able to get her out of them long enough to wash them this morning and then she put them right back on! She has already picked out some lavender material for some new ones but this time she is going to make them. This is one of our things to do to keep busy this summer:)

12 comments:

Vonna said...

Your daughter looks smashing in her new outfit and she's a cutie too :)

Jennifer said...

She's a lucky girl! I sure wish someone had taught me how to sew. :) I will figure it out myself - someday - but nothing beats learning at an early age.

Cindy said...

Her new set of clothes fitted her so nicely...Well done, Dawn! :)

ollie1976 said...

Great outfit!
-Jen

Dee said...

That will be great when Allie learns to make her own stuff. Just think of how much money you'll be saving and she'll have some great new stuff to be proud of!

Wish I had learned to sew when I was young!

Cathy said...

Adorable! I wish I had the confidence to sew like that.

Chiara said...

Allie looks great with her new dresses!! Congrats to the mum!!!

Jenna said...

Beautiful top, Dawn! Allie is lucky to have such a talented mom. :)

stitcherw said...

The top turned out very pretty, what a fun new outfit.
Sue

Jenn said...

Great job! I wish I had leanred to sew when I was younger. Allie looks great in her new outfit.

tkdchick said...

What a lovely little outfit for your daughter!

Von said...

Dawn, I'm always tickled to see Moms sewing for their daughters! Awesome!