Monday, April 23, 2012

Little Sundress and Rosettes ...

When my neighbor's sewing machine had a meltdown, she needed this little sundress for her granddaughter sooner rather than later. So she asked if I could finish it up for her. It was a simple project, just one quick seam and a hem finish, plus ribbon straps. She's made several of the sundresses from elasticized, pre-gathered cotton prints, and she usually adds a matching headband to complete the outfit. Her granddaughter loves them. The dress looks blue in the photo, but it really is a truer color match to the headband and purchased silk rosette in person.

Seeing the headband gave me the idea to make another rosette option to include with the dress. I had used the flower-making instructions in one of the online workshops at Alma Stoller's STITCHED. This session is taught by Annie Hutchings and is titled Fabric Flowers 101. The collection seen at right are the samples I made beginning with different size fabric squares.

And here is the one I added to the second headband. Again, the colors are a better match in person. I enjoyed learning to make the rosettes and was just waiting for a little-girl project to come along so I could use one of them! I'm hoping to see a photo of the little model wearing her new outfit.

2 comments:

Nancy said...

Nancy, you always give me the best ideas....This little dress and head bands with the bows are adorable....I really have to make some of these for my granddaughter......

Robbie said...

Adorable and so nice of you to finish for your friend! love the little head bands!