Monday, September 15, 2008

Smocked Dress


Sometime last year a few bloggers mentioned about some fabric from Spotlight that was already smocked and how it made great dresses. Well on Friday I popped back to Spotlight (after looking for Lion Brand Cotton, only to be told we are a C store and dont stock it), and found some really cute fabrics that were already smocked. They had a much better range of fabrics to choose from this year so I decided to sew some for Isabelle. Here on the left is the ladybug dress. I only had to cut it out to the right width, make some straps, hem and stitch one side. How easy is that. The other blue dress with butterflies and ladybugs doesnt seem to want to load for some reason, believe me I have tried to load it all weekend. The fabric looks much cuter in real life as you cant really see the ladybugs in this photo very well. Isabelle has already worn both of them this weekend with the lovely weather that we had. Half an hour to make 2 dresses is definately worth the smiley face.

16 comments:

Rhonda said...

What an excellent idea. I'll have to look for some here. Thanks!

Jelly Wares said...

Gorgeous dress, you're girl looks super cute and Summery in the one in the pic... I've seen that fabric you're talking about that won't load for you and you're right, it's gorgeous too. I really must buy some of that stuff myself and make a couple of dresses for my little princess this Summer.

Jodie :)

Sue said...

really cute!
Perfectly summery.

noeysmommy said...

So cute, Sue. Isabelle looks adorable! I made one for Noey too.

Kate said...

Such a beautiful dress - I must look out for that fabric next time I'm in Spotlight.

picperfic said...

I love that type of sundress. I tried and tried to do shirring on my modern sewing machine but is wouldn't do it. I used to make my daughter (now 33 yikes!) dresses just like this on a very ancient singer machine!

Karin said...

What a beautiful summer dress. Isabelle looks ready for a great summer. Now all she needs is a shrug to go over it ;)

Walled Garden said...

There's no doubt, Sue. You are a clever girl with any sort of needle. Love to you all
Cheers Gillian

Katherine said...

How adorable is she!! Lovely dress - that's the sort I could handle (um, maybe).

sweetp said...

Aww far out that is so sweet!

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Knitcrazy said...

What a cool little summer dress.. And Isabelle is adorable in it :)

tiennie said...

That is very cute on her! Lovely work!

Laurel said...

Such a cute little dress! Love her smile to go with it :)

Sandra said...

lately, my kids and myself are totally crazy about shirring effects on clothes! It works everytime!
Great job!

PlumStitches said...

very sweet! she looks so grown up.

Oiyi said...

Such a sweet looking dress. I have seen this type of fabric at stores and wondered what to do with it.