Sunday, 4 October 2009


The big ol' party frock

Next weekend Vonnie is having wee Greer christened and I'm gutted we can't make it through. But I'll be there in spirit, because I made big sister Erica this party frock:

Erica is partial to a very full skirt so this beauty is a massive 60 inches in circumference at the hem line.

And I made a fat and long polkadot sash for a waspish 50's waistline. 'Tis very important to toddlers these days.

As it's a bubble skirt I thought I'd go the whole hog and make it just plain reversible.

I'm not ashamed to say I pulled out fistfuls of hair figuring out how to make it reversible. But I got there in the end and can now go to sleep smug and blissful.

As the sash is tacked down on the bird side I came up with a sneaky little trick to get the sash through to the dotty side... wee slits at the side seam!


  1. What an exquisite creation ... we must see pics of her modeling this. She will be thrilled, I am sure.

    Have a lovely week. TTFN~Marydon

  2. that is a gorgeous dress and i'm sure Erica will look fantastic in it :0)


    That's the noise I just made in a pitch that I suspect only mice and dogs could hear. I LOVE IT!!! Bob says it's vewwwy niiiiice.

    Thank you!!

  4. It's gorgeous!!! This would make a gorgeous bridesmaid/flower girl dress. My best friend is getting married.... wish she had some teeny tiny bridesmaids to have these made for! Alas, we're all about 22. :)

  5. so beautiful. I'm not sure I remember my toddlers actually *having* waists, but you'd know best oh queen-of-sewing ;-)

  6. Genius and beautiful. Love that bird print.

  7. simply stunning! Hope Erica's delighted with it.