Saturday, May 31, 2008

Birdy dress with pears

This is what I'm calling this new smock-y thing fresh off the ironing board.....that uncut project I mentioned in the last post. Now that my focus is back on the sewing, everything gets finished quick smart!


Here's an extreme closeup, so you can peek at the fabric I had to sacrifice for this garment. Cute rows of pears and birds, in a soft baby wale cord. Tee hee hee! The fabric is from Leslie's shop and if you ask her nicely, she might still have some left. Maybe.


I always hesitate cutting into beautiful fabric, but hey, that kind of thinking won't get anything finished around here. And let's not forget, the stash is king. Use up some fabric (in a friendly, environmentally responsible way), make room for more.

And here's the kiddo sporting her new duds with her "teletubby". She refused to put it down even for the photo.


That would be the red stuffed alien in her hands......not the geezer.


Hope everyone's having a great weekend! Cheerio!

PS.........pattern for the birdy smocky dress is from this craft book.

20 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the Birdy Pinafore - the fabric, the style, and especially the model! Japanese fabric is the best.

leslie said...

it turned out great. so cute. you could make one for yourself. for your new job!

nicolette said...

Wonderful Jade, the fabric, the dress and your family! Teletubbies, yep they bare a global virus...!

Colette said...

So lovely! I have bought a great Japanese craft book ( thanks to your suggestions ) can't wait to try out the patterns.

Cathy said...

just beautiful Jade. So glad you clarified the fact that the geezer was not the teletubby! I was wondering.

Corrie said...

wow camille is looking so much more like you I can' t get over it! Nice to see hubby gets a mention too

look forward to catching up now I'm coming back to sydney

Corrie:)

Louise said...

Adorable!!! What a little sweetie she is and the pinafore looks just perfect. I really have to make some girly dresses for Daph - I think she would love them.

amy said...

Cute dress! And I love the fabric too. I think she likes it as well. :)

Tamara said...

you just keep getting better and better. You are such an amazing seamstress and I really admire you for making so many of you little girls clothes....and they are so cute, to boot.

Di said...

The bub looks great - what a beautiful dress - baby cord is so warm and cosy looking!!

Hope you are having a good weekend too!

claudine said...

Oooh that's beautiful, Jade!! Just the perfect fabric for it.

sue said...

Ooh how cute.

the tumtum tree said...

Thank you for the lovely words! I love your dresses and especially the fabric you find. We don't have any Japanese prints where I live. I'm so jealous. I'm definitely adding you to my blogroll!

fiona said...

jade you have not failed to impress and inspire yet again!love the dress and the those little white shoes too!

leslie said...

that fabric is PERFECT and the finished dress absolutely adorable!

Laura said...

Miss Jade,

I love this one too, and it just reminds me of the nice cord I bought a while back which I had forgotten about! mmmmm ideas, ideas, oh if I had more time.....

I can't believe Camille will be two in a few days! She's tooooo cute!

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha hubby is a teletubby -- teletubby hubby! Love the cute new dress -- and the bub is looking adorable as ever!

Claire F said...

Oh Jade you've done it again - just stunning, your eye for detail is just outstanding - and you know in fashion 'one day you're in, the next day - you're out!' (hope you are watching 'Prjoect Runnway', else that makes no sense!)

randomrevelations said...

wonderful job!! the fabric is so cute and is perfect for the dress and the wee one!

monica said...

this dress is so cute!!

I'd wear it myself.