Monday, April 8, 2013

Matchy Matchy

When I heard about Gillian over at Crafting A Rainbow's sewing dares I thought why not jump on board. It sounded like a fun idea to let someone else come up with an idea of something I should sew.  My dare was to make myself a dress and use the same fabric to make something for Imogen.  I chose to make Imogen a dress as well after seeing this adorable free pattern over at Sew Pony.  It was so quick and easy to sew up that I have been bitten by the kids clothes sewing bug.  I have actually just signed up to do the Kid's Clothes Week challenge as well.

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The idea for my dress has been in my head for quite some time.  Ages ago I saw a yellow vintage dress on etsy that had been upcycled with a contrast collar and belt.  It was adorable but not my size so I planned to recreate it one day.  I bought the fabrics over a year ago (before I was even pregnant) and they sat in my stash waiting to be sewn.  When I was given this dare I decided it was time!  I used vintage Simplicity 5343 for the bodice and did a simple gathered skirt.  I drafted my own peter pan collar and added a simple waist band.  I am so in love with how this dress turned out.  It is so nice to have something that has been in your head for so long turn out exactly as planned.

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So a big thank you to Gillian for the sewing dare.  It was a lot of fun!  I think when I have knocked over a few of the items on my to sew list I might just have to get another one.

8 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! You two look so adorable! I love that you guys match but in a subtle way.

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  2. Squee - SO CUTE! I love how the collar goes al the way around to the back - It's such a great detail! The dresses go together so nicely without being completely matching, which is nice. I'm so impressed! I've added you to the list of completed dares! :)

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  3. Looooooooooooooove love love love love love. Love. You and Imogen are the cutest!

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  4. Look at your two gorgeous girls. I love your matching outfits and the colour really suits you. x

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  5. Love it! You two look so cute together!

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  6. Thanks for using my pattern. How did you find it?

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