I’m Making a Dress!

I am notorious for starting a project when I have no business doing so. Literally dozens of quilts wait in the wings and I decided that it’s time to start making a dress for my one-year-old niece. Let’s not mention how she is still waiting for a quilt (in progress) or how I have another fabric gift I'm working on for her. But she's almost walking. She needs a dress from Auntie Sarah.

I decided to make her a Jewel's Stripwork Dress in the same style as my daughter's airplane dress from when she was two. For the scrappy version it requires nine different fabrics. I started looking at my stash and settled on the Tula Pink drawer to select from. My sister was visiting so she helped pick a focus fabric (those awesome raccoons) and the supporting fabrics. I originally purchased three yards of the raccoons to make my daughter a dress, but that never happened. I’ve used them in a couple other projects, like this mug rug and this swap mini. There are also bits of that print in my 100 day blocks. 

I’ve cut out all the pieces. If I remember correctly the dress goes together really quickly so I hope to have it done by their next visit on the 13th. Stay tuned!

 

I'm participating in the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge with Cheryl of muppin.com.

6 thoughts on “I’m Making a Dress!

  1. I'm sure this will turn out adorable. Your other one certainly is and the pattern looks too cute! So awesome that you are able to sew these cute dresses for family. (I'm always starting new projects even though my other projects need completing, too.) Have fun!

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Danette. My studio needs some clean up before I bust out the serger to whip this together. Good news: while tidying this evening I found the elastic I need for the dress. Score! (I think we are in very good company with makers who start new projects even though existing ones aren't done. ;-))

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  2. Anja Clyke

    Good luck. I think that's a requirement for being a quilter -- start many many projects and don't finish everything. ha ha ha

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    1. sarah

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      I hear there's a type of quilter who only works on *one* quilt at a time! I've occasionally come across this type when I speak at guilds. Weird. Thanks for visiting, Anja.

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