Saturday, 22 May 2010

Homemade Toddler's dress


Hurrah I've discovered the art of dress making and it's really not that complicated.   Don't misunderstand me I don't think Kate Middleton will be calling anytime soon for me to make her wedding dress but for everyday kids clothes Competitive Mum is winning.   I bought a book 'Making Children's Clothes' by Emma Hardy and have made almost everything in it, making it incredible value for money.

This particular dress only needed 1/2 meter of fabric and 1/2 meter of lining, plus 2 meters of ribbon all costing the grand total of £8.   It took only 3 hours from start to finish and I can't express how satisfying it is whenever she wears it. 


A must for any Competitive Mum!


dreamstar said...

Love the photos, they look so natural. Dress looks lovely also.I've just put a link to your blog in my latest post so you may have some new people popping by for a visit.
Lisa x

competitivemum said...

Thanks Lisa - glad you like it. I need to spend a bit more time working out how this blog thing works!

AudreysTeaShop said...

Gorgeous dress- makes me hope I'm having a girl this time! Lovely blog too :-)

Nicola said...

I am sitting with this book open on this exact dress and have just cut the pattern out and it is wrong! I was so excited to get down to making it this evening but I am such a sewing novice I don't know how to fix the pattern. What did you do? :)

competitivemum said...

Hi there. If you tell me where you think the pattern is wrong i may be able to help. The best thing with patterns is to trace the size you want onto greaseproof paper or baking parchment then you have the original pattern with all the sizes complete.