Friday, February 14, 2014

Girl's Flouncy Dress Burda 12/2011 #144

Adele saw me flicking through Pinterest the other day and demanded I make her this dress. Considering I already had the Burda magazine that it is in, how could I say no?
I made this up on Sunday afternoon while my husband was outside pottering around the garden, the boys were watching TV and Adele was watching my back while I sewed, asking a zillion questions and offering to help.
It's quite cute how interested she is in sewing. She loves to sort buttons in my sewing room and often pulls pieces of fabric out of my stash saying they were messy. She re folds them even messier and exclaims how gorgeous each of them would be if made into dress for her. Did I mention that she cut out a picture of a sewing machine and stuck it onto her Christmas list last year? Her daycare teachers thought it was hilarious.

I love that my kids know that you don't have to go to the shops to get new clothes. Clothes can get made, picked up from the Op Shop or repurposed from existing garments. I'm glad also that I don't need to drag them to the shops every time someone needs a costume or shorts or dress.
Back to this dress, I made it with a piece of lovely weighted rayon? jersey from The Remnant Warehouse. I purchased it for me, but really I don't wear many knit tees and knew I could afford to give it to the girl. I made the smallest size and took it in a little along the side seams as it is rather generously proportioned. She picked out the button herself. The only change I would make for future versions is the cut the back facing for the button slit longer so it can be serged into the waist seam to keep it down.

Happy girl!

16 comments:

  1. Cute and comfy, and love the interesting back. Looks like a perfect little girl dress.

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  2. She is beautiful and what a sweet dress! I miss the days of sewing for my little girl (she is 30 years old now). Like your little one, mine loved dresses, too. I agree that you are teaching your children some valuable lessons about clothing and independence. :)

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  3. Very cute dress and love the colour and styling!

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  4. How adorable she is! I love that she voices her opinion in the sewing room. I can't wait for that! Hopefully mine will do the same :)

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  5. Check out those poses! Precious. And bring on the next generation of sewists

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  6. Lovely dress and I completely agree with your comment about teaching kids that there are other options to buying clothes! She has those poses down pat too :)

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  7. I feel your pain...I love that Amelie loves to help out but it can be so frustrating! Love the dress, she has great taste!

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  8. That dress has been on my sewing list for ages, in fact so long I'll probably have to trace another size now! But it's good to see it made up, it looks lovely and Adele looks delighted with it

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  9. I love it. I love the lessons too. Learning that things that you need can be made, grown etc and the work that goes with it too is such a great lesson. It's also the best when it's just done by living! Also, ADORABLE girl there :)

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  10. That pattern is gorgeous!!! I want one for myself, lol

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  11. So much cute! Love the dress and that she's interested in sewing. That's awesome!

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  12. Wow, these adorable poses just made me leave my first comment on your blog. I love her dress and love her enthusiasm about it even more, she is just too cute! I'm crossing my fingers that my 8 year old starts to show more interest in my sewing.

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  13. She is so cute! It's so fun that she's so involved in the sewing process! I have to warn you, though, that her interest in you-made garments may not subside... I was quite awful and demanding about a prom dress that my mom made-to-order for me! ;)

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  15. http://www.littlepeepsclothing.com.au/clothes/girls/

    I really like this dress, the colour the material. Everything about it is perfect the way its so flowy and allows the little girl to move. It just perfect. Thank you for sharing.

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