Monday, 2 February 2015

Dresses for our granddaughters!

A great new week begins. When did it get to be February?!

Izzy's dress
Josie's dress, almost done.
Trying to finish dress #2 (for Josie), my sewing machine bobbin-holder-guts fell out. I walked away from it.

I went back at it Sunday. I fixed that sucker.

All I have to do is attach the skirt to the bodice, it was 5/6 done, and the bobbin got quirky.
Also the zipper, which I forgot to buy. duH.

I hand-sewed the bodice lining over the skirt. Nothing like those straight, perfect stitches my grandmother used to do, but it will suffice! Next, I'll hem it. Isabelle's dress is ready to be fitted and hemmed.

Ottawa, 1993
We'll see them next week, and I can finish them off! These are the same patterns I bought last year. it's fun mixing and matching the sleeves, bodice, etc., and making clothes for them both. It keeps the cats entertained, as well!

I used to make dresses for my daughter, too. The last one I think I made was her grade 8 graduation ceremony dress. There simply wasn't anything suitable in the stores. She's 35 years old, now, and I still don't think they have anything suitable for tweens 20 years later!

Jan. 19

I posted some photos on iCloud, in order for Isabelle to choose her lining colour (purple or green, her fave is green) and she chose purple. Go figure. She chose pink buttons, too. She remembered that I'd promised a skirt, but I had enough material for a dress.
I put each dress in a shoe box, with the patterns, leftover materials, and such. This keep the clutter down, sort of!


Jan. 26

Daisy is such a helper

Daisy Annabelle from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
My helpers, as I try to begin a dress project. I just have to watch the pins!

9 comments:

Olga Hebert said...

Adorable. And now I have the itch to get out my sewing machine. (hate those bobbin problems too!)

eileeninmd said...

You a talented seamstress! The dresses are cute! Have a happy Monday!

Judy said...

I love the blue and white, with the eyelet sleeves and belt! Gorgeous!!

Kay L. Davies said...

Daisy always wants to be in on everything, doesn't she?
Annabelle seems to be settling in well. Is she as cuddly as she looks? Or will that take more time?
K

William Kendall said...

I see the cats take that helping job seriously.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a good grandmother you are! When my younger granddaughter was a tween, her mother told me she had to look all over to find anything besides what she called 'slut clothes'. I guess it hasn't gotten any better!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
All paws on deck!!! I admire anyone who can wrangle a pattern - or a sewing machine! YAM xx

Christine said...

such pretty dresses, your talent lies in sewing, I can barely sew a few stitches by hand.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

They look wonderful! My mom always did this stuff. She made my wedding dress.