Monday, May 2, 2011

The Great Case

The dress making continues! I can't believe how long it took me to make this simple garment. Dulcie was feeling particularly needy. Which was fine :D I love my baby, so I'm always up for a cuddle or reading a book. Goodness knows that before I know it, she won't want to hang out with ol' Ma any more ;D
This one features the South Hampton range by Franchelle Contreras for Henry Glass. After this was all washed up, I just *loved* the feel of it. It's pretty, too, but not my girl's style. I had to bribe her to even try it on. It's not bright enough for her. The other colorway (blue and pink) probably would have been more her style. She's a real girly-girl, but I was getting tired of all the pink.

While I was sewing the dress, it reminded me more of bedding. So instead of making another Homage dress, I made a pillowcase-y styled one. I used some 1/2 elastic and halter-style straps instead of the traditional pillowcase dress gathered straps. I added some pearly buttons, too, just to add to the cuteness. I like how relaxed it is. I think it's the perfect kind of dress for a plane ride.

I think for the next dress I'm going to make an Analise dress by Sandi Henderson. I have the fabric ready for pressing. I got it in a great swap last week :)
I love this soft feminine floral. Jennifer Paganelli is another local designer (as in she has a studio here in Connecticut like Denyse Schmidt and Kate Spain. Actually, I'm not far away from them at all! but then Connecticut is a small state ;D). Maybe one of these days I'll actually make it out to one of their studio sales (though I think the DH would rather have oral surgery).

1 comment:

  1. Hello, I came across your Flickr page and noticed you created the adorable toddler dress with the South Hampton fabric collection. Thank you for purchasing the fabric, it's very much appreciated. I would love to see the pillow case you created, I'm sure it's lovely. Take Care, Franchelle