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outfit for ines

In clothing, kids on 13 May, 2010 at 1:11 pm

my friends have a very cute little girl, and they are super cool about me making dresses for her.  also, they don’t mind brighter colours that aren’t everyone’s cup of tea.  ines was also super cool about the making of this outfit, as she stood still for the measurements.  i took her measurements, and then referenced them against a comprehensive sizing chart that i found online – for her back and front waist measurements and sleeve length, three measurements i forgot to take.

the dress is made from da gama shweshwe, and i added 6cm seam allowance on the side and bottom seams – the dress can then be taken out as she grows.  ines lives with her parents in johannesburg, and i’m in durban, so it will be up to my mother to do the taking out.  in return, i will bake her a yummy chocolate cake.

the open shoulders with buttons makes for easy dressing and undressing, and i got to buy cute buttons.

the jacket really is as simple as pie, just made a bit bigger than the dress so that jerseys and other warming devices can be used.

i was amazed at how easy it was to make this little outfit, and less amazed at how much fun i had doing it.  as soon as i have a photo of the young lady in question, wearing the outfit, i will post it.


12 may 2010

In 14+, what i wore today on 12 May, 2010 at 2:07 pm

i got the idea for this dress while falling asleep.  i had found the red dotted arnil very cheaply at my local trimmings shop, and had by kismet found a stretch white cotton very cheaply at my regular fabric shop.  talk about a happy co-incidence.  i wore my superdooperdancing shoes, as they are just my most favourite right now.  please excuse the bruise on my leg, it comes from my nearly two year old puppy bumping into me on the same spot three days apart.