Tuesday, 20 August 2013

My First Dress!!!!

My very first dress, made for my gorgeous baby girl from my very own hands...I'm so excited.



I bought this pattern from Etsy shop Heidi and Flinn after reading here how great her coat pattern was, so thanks Amy . It truly was easy to follow although the bows scared me big time and I didn't want it to be "Christmassy", so I decided just to put some yo yos on the waist band. The kids were watching Oz the Great and Powerful while I was making it and Elizabeth says "Oh you're making a Dorothy dress, which I guess is kind of similar.


To all my sewing blog friends who regularly take pictures of young children, Props to you, seriously I have enough problems with pictures without having a 3 year old running every which way and teenage brothers who decided it would be fun to teach her how to pose as the Leaf Busters Lady. 

For my international friends check out this ad and you'll know why we collectively as a nation wish she would get someone else to do her ads and why I don't want my daughter copying her.

But I did manage to get a nice one in the garden.



Out by the cubby house. Sun in her eyes, poor love!


It's a great dress for whirling and twirling.


By then she was so sick of Mummy and the camera there was only one thing left to do....


Run to Daddy and cry!






DIY Delight or Disaster? For my first real attempt at making clothes I am pretty delighted, there are a few mistakes but (hopefully) only I can see them. Since then I have been spending a lot of time on the machine, I can't wait to share my next clothing attempt, which resulted with me practically crying (real tears) for help and the lovely blogger who walked me through...stay tuned, you'll all get a laugh out of what went wrong!

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

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28 comments:

  1. Absolutely love the dress, Mel! Better now that I can see all the detail as well. I also would have replaced the bows with something else ;-)

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  2. Mel it is so adorable! What a beautiful job you have done. :)

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  3. The dress is beautiful, the daughter is beautiful, and you are beautiful!! What a delight!!

    -andi

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  4. You have done such a beautiful job!!!! Cuteness overload. And of course, running to Daddy is the appropriate thing to do after mama has been so mean as to take pictures of her!

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  5. HUGE delight, I love it. And it fits perfectly!
    LOL at the ad lady...can they say that final 'Gutter Busters' thing without copyrighting Ghostbusters?

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  6. I'm thrilled to death to see your very first dress! And I read you've already been working on another- I think you'll become addicted! I think your dress turned out lovely, I think the yoyos are more suited to the design than bows, so good call on that. I love the eyelet with gingham too...overall a lovely dress! As for the photos, they are a hit and miss. I've been trying for over a week and a half to get photos of my tinny remix...everytime I pull the outfit out my almost 2 year old niece tried to hide. She hates it! Even when she loves an outfit, I have a 2 minute window to get a good shot. Try playing Simon Says. Simon says spin around, Simon says hand on your hip, etc. She's a little doll, she did a great job and so did you!

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  7. Good for you Mel! Definitely a delight. It's such a sweet dress.

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  8. Oh, its just beautiful Mel! congratulations. No stopping you now. Can't wait to see the one of you twirling and whirling! LOL

    Anne xx

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  9. Precious, precious, precious! Both the daughter and the dress. For a first attempt, you did a fantastic job, Mel. Kudos for trying, you'll be sewing clothes for the whole family in not time.

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  10. You should be delighted with your first dress, Mel. It's so, so pretty!!! I love your choice of fabrics; the white with the blue gingham... perfect. Can't see any mistakes from where I'm sitting.

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  11. Oh, Mel, this dress is adorable! Almost as adorable as that little darling wearing it. You did a fantastic job and this is a definite delight! You could frame that pic in the garden for sure.

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  12. Mel, you have done an absolutely fabulous job. It fits her perfectly too...amazing for the first dress you have ever made :)

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  13. Mel, what a wonderful post. I loved this so much. I loved the pictures of your beautiful little girl. My goodness, she has some great hair. I loved the first picture. You did an amazing job. You'll definitely have to save that for her. The last picture made me laugh so hard...children of bloggers have it so hard :)

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  14. Wow, that was your first dress??? It looks wonderful and adorable. And so does your little model. :)

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  15. So cute! I can't believe that was the first dress you've ever made! It's beautiful! (As is the model, despite her tears!)

    Can't wait to read about this other sewing project (and I understand crying over the sewing machine)...

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  16. Wow Mel, if your very first attempt of a dress is this, I wonder how the next dresses will look! It is gorgeous (and so is your daughter!). By the way, I laughed at the ad and your comment on it quite a bit :-)

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  17. YOUR FIRST ATTEMPT???????????
    Can't even imagine anything better than this - seriously - is that gorgeous or what?
    And your daughter is just beautiful Mel ( and I see she looks like her Mom )
    Wow - you're one creative Mama!
    XOXO

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  18. So gorgeous I love it! The gingham is perfect. Hahaha the leaf busters lady...so embarrassing. Those ads kill me!

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  19. Oh Mel! You did a fabulous job and your pics are gorgeous! (I did go look at the leaf lady...LMBO!) So are you afraid of bows in general...or just making them?!! Great job, beautiful dress and adorable model.

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  20. Well done Mel, absolutely adorable - looks so cute on! Can't believe it is your first dress, you put my dresses to shame!

    Hugs, Estelle xx

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  21. Your dress is a winner and your daughter looks so cute in it! Your first attempt at making a dress is amazing! You are well on your way as a seamtress. You will love sewing!!!

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  22. Delight delight delight! I thought you said you weren't a "sewer".. Looks like you are now! This dress is adorable and so is your little model! What a cutie!

    And I did go checkout the Leaf Busters lady too lol.. That's funny!!

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  23. It looks amazing. Way to go! Love your fabric choices. Looks like she loves it as much.

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  24. Wow!!! Good job Mel and the perfect little model :)

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  25. SOOO cute!! Nice job... I really like the fabric too! Emily@nap-timecreations.com

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