Hello there, I have been asked by my lovely sister Sally (thought sparkle) to put together a little blog post about a recent crafty project I have completed. I was actually inspired to have a go at making something after seeing the fantastic things Sally has created. I am not as talented as Sally and it has been a long time since I touched a sewing machine so I wanted to start with something simple.
I decided I wanted to make my daughter Emma a pinafore dress and managed to find a fantastic free tutorial on the smashed peas and carrots blog. As soon as I saw how easy the tutorial was I thought instead of making one dress I would make two. The first dress is made from Amy Butler fabric in the Lark range, unfortunately I don't know what the second fabric is.
It was a great tutorial to follow and i managed to make the dresses in only a few hours, Emma even enjoyed watching me in her high chair while I sewed away. I'm so pleased with the way the dresses have turned out. Here is a picture of the completed dresses.
I really struggled to find the right buttons as i wanted chunky but finally found the right style and colour in Atkinsons, Sheffield. Aren't they cute?
Here is a picture of Emma in her dress. The whole outfit was a real bargain, I picked up the jeans for £4 from Primark and the vest for £3 from H&M. I think she looks smashing.
Bye for now!
Vicky (thought vejazzle)