04 August 2012

Sewing Girls Clothes - Stampin Up Style!

Apart from mending clothes and this wall hanging I have not done much sewing for a long time!  I used to sew alot of my own clothes when I first started working but now that I'm a SAHM I mostly wear t shirts and jeans.  But I decided that my daughter, who has just turned 5, needed some nice new clothes for school and church so here is what I created for her using Stampin Up! fabric and my existing stash of material.

This dress was inspired by this one I saw on Pinterest.  It has a really easy-to-follow tutorial and I love the patchwork look of it.

I found that after she had worn it for a couple of hours the ribbon on her shoulders was starting to pull apart so I had to sew another line of thread down the middle to give it more strength.  But I'm glad I used that ribbon because it coordinates with Twitterpated Fabric and looks so pretty!
SU! Supplies: Twitterpated Designer Fabric, Riding Hood Red 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon

I recently purchased "Making Children's Clothes" by Emma Hardy and this dress is on the cover.  I made it 6" longer as it was for a toddler, but I didn't make it wider and it fits my 5 year old perfectly.
 SU! Supplies: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Big Shot Fabric Adhesive Roll, Whisper White Button, Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

I used the remaining Twitterpated fabric to make this skirt from the same book.  I added the white to make it go a little further but if I'd still had a full pack of SU! fabric I would have just cut strips as in the book.
 SU! Supplies: Twitterpated Designer Fabric, Riding Hood Red 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon

And this last skirt was the same as the one above but using my leftover Spice Cake fabric.
SU! Supplies: Spice Cake Designer Fabric, Very Vanilla Velvet Ribbon

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