Friday, November 5, 2010

Sew and Tell Friday: Peasant Dresses and Tops

Thank you for your kind comments on my last post. It did kind of feel like a break up, but I feel more relief than anything.

Moving on. in good break up fashion!

Those little girl clothes I mentioned? Yep. They're adorable. I was really busy for several weeks with these, and now you get to see them!

Della got a new dress and a new shirt. The dress is made from Sandy Gervais' Frolic line of fabric, and the dress is a Michael Miller print I picked up at Hancock Fabrics.

Another of the shirts, this time made with more of Sandy Gervais' Frolic fabric and one from the Hunky Dory by Chez Moi line. I think this is a really fun combo.

Finally, this one is made with several of the Bliss Fabrics. side note: This fabric is gorgeous. I liked it when I saw the pictures, but once I got my hands on it and started using it, I really loved it. It is the perfect weight for quilting cotton, and the print is really deceptively detailed. I'm glad I bought extra!

All of the items were loosely were based off this pattern, but I made quite a few modifications along the way (including sizing, how & where to place the elastic, using a serger, etc.) I'll try to get a review out soon.


p.s. This is how things usually go when trying to do a photo shoot with the babe.

EDITED TO ADD: This post is linked up with Amy Lou Who's Sew & Tell party. I thought it wasn't happening this week, which is why I didn't do this to start off! 


  1. so cute! I made almost this exact same dress this week.

  2. The fabrics you used to make these adorable outfits is perfect. I wish these were around when my daughter was that young.

  3. I love the first dress. I have made a few of these in flannel for nighties for my oldest. Now I am off to make a couple in tunics.

  4. These are so adorable! Very impressive.

  5. Love that last picture of Della. :)

  6. Love your fabrics! that green dress with your little girl's red hair is a perfect combo!

  7. Those dresses are darling, and so are your girls. Love that last picture.


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