Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A new dress for the princess...

I've made Maja another dress from an old shirt. I started this dress ages ago but it was put aside with only the hem left to do... hemming is my least favourite part of dressmaking... it's sooo boring, and I was struggling a bit to get it to look nice on that other dress I made back in... March?? Well... not really struggling... but... I just wanted it to look perfect... and it didn't.... So to get this dress done, I decided to skip the whole hemming thing and put some ruffles on instead. I don't know if it was any quicker, but it was more fun! And I think it turned out quite well.

Since I put ruffles at the bottom, I thought it would look nice with some at the top as well. I should have sewn the ruffles on when I made the top, but since I hadn't thought about ruffles at that point, the top edge was already done so the ruffles here are just sewn on the back (instead of inbetween the two layers of fabric). Looks ok.
The back of the dress has buttons down the middle. This used to be the shirt front, so it wasn't any hassle involved making button holes etc...
I still got the sleeves from this shirt, so I might make some matching trousers/leggings to go with it.

11 comments:

Sonja said...

Ser du er i det kreative hjørnet igjen.Hvordan går det med pakkinga da? Kjolen ble kjempefin og morm sitt gull er selvfølgelig den flotteste modellen.

Linnea said...

What a beautiful dress!! That was so clever that you made it out of an old shirt! The ruffles a the top and bottom fit perfectly. What a lucky girl!

Mad about Craft said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog!!

A lovely dress for a lovely little girl.

You all look beautiful in you national costume!!

Lindas Hus.. said...

Hei Tonje!Så søt kjole,flott at du kunne bruke ei skjorte.Spennende å skulle flytte,lykke til...
Ha en fin helg!Hilsen Linda:))

eileen said...

I just think these are the cleverest little dresses. Does Maja like wearing the leggings? Because those look SO cute with it.

Was looking at your Etsy things too. Love your Hardanger Lace embroidery. I have never tried that before. It is gorgeous.

enthusiastic crochetoholic said...

I would have never thought to use an old shirt up in that way. Very creative.
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a lovely comment.

Zuleika said...

Very cute dress! I used to sew quite a bit and hated the hemming part as well.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :-)

Eva Stokvik said...

Flott kjole du har laget til jenta de :)De er kreativ :):)
Å forresten - takk for hyggelige kommentarer i bloggen min :)

LISBETH---<-@ said...

Tusen takk for hyggelig hilsen hos meg! Jammen en nydelig liten tulle du har å stulle med og herlig sommerkjole du har sydd! Ha en skjønn sommer uke.
Klem

Therese said...

Hei Tonje, Nydelig kjole!
Kanskje jeg skal lage noe til din bror?!..hmm...lurer på hva det kan være.. he he he
keep on sying:)
Therese

Thereseb said...

Hei Tonje,
Nydelig kjole du har laget:)
Kanksje jeg skulle funnet frem en gammel skjorte eller skjørt og laget noe til Kim Øystein?! :)
Lurer litt på hva det kan bli..
Uansett..
Keep on syning!