Friday, April 09, 2010

~Sundress and bloomers~

Late last summer I purchased two coordinating prints to make a dress for The Baby. However, I never got around to it, and the fabric sat in my bin all winter. When I was going through my fabric recently, I got the idea to make a little sundress and bloomers.

So that's what I did!

The sundress is shirred with elastic thread. It was so much fun to do the shirring! I didn't have a pattern for the dress, I just started cutting fabric and sewing. :-)

The bloomers are from Ottobre 3/2009. I used the pattern last winter to go with a little flannel dress. They work up quickly! I sewed a little ribbon loop in the back of the bloomers to make identifying the back easier.

This took me a while to get finished, not because the project itself took a long time, just because I sewed a little here and a little there. I'm glad it's finished, now we just need some sun! :-)


HopiQ said...

Oh, how sweet! I just love it!

bopeep said...

The Baby is going to be soooo cute in that lovely little outfit...
You did a great job.
Prayers, Bo

Melody said...

Tammy, it's absolutely precious!!! I love it.

Do you have any tips on doing the shirring? It's something I'd love to try but just never got around to.

Tammy said...

Thank you!

Melody, I'll share what I know about shirring, which isn't a lot. :-) You wind the bobbin with the elastic thread, winding it loosely (you don't want to pull it taut as you're winding it). Set your machine on a longer stitch width, and backstitch a few stitches at the beginning and ending of each row of shirring.

Anonymous said...

I am living vicariously through you!!! :)
Rebecca in Canada :)

Mrs. U said...

I LOOOOOOOOVE this!! Tammy, you are sooo talented!!

Mrs. U

Melody said...

Thank you, Tammy! Do you stretch it at all while winding?

The dress is really cute, and makes me want to try one for my DD.

Tammy said...

Melody, you don't stretch the elastic thread while winding it. There are some instructions on the package, and you can google for shirring instructions too, I'm sure. :-) Recently I saw this post, which has a few helpful hints:
shirred pillow tutorial

Melody said...

Thank you. I'd read one time to stretch the elastic a little, so thanks for clarifying! Thanks for the link too!