Tuesday, January 13, 2009

'Girly girl' sewing


I've been having fun sewing lots of kid stuff lately.


Haven't finished the 'boyish boy' sewing yet, but have completed a couple of 'girly girl' things.


An apron and quilted pot-holder for a niece's 2nd birthday.


She received a gorgeous big wooden kitchen for Christmas from Santa, so I am hoping these might get some use (I also included a rolling pin, some cookie cutters, and a sweet little tin teapot).


A little dress for Kate that I actually cut out while I was away on holidays, but didn't get around to finishing until now. It was a vintage pattern in size two, and was actually meant to be a straight 'A-line' dress. However it seems that the 'size 2' referred to a size 2 giant. Not a wee little two and a half year old. So I decided it just needed a little cinching at the waist. The vintage pink buckle on the belt was one I picked up when shopping with Sherrin in Fitzroy. It's from a gorgeous vintage clothing/accessories shop called Circa. Highly recommended (their collection of buckles, brooches and dress clips was quite delicious)!!

Thank goodness it passed the dancing test!!!

Hope you are having a great start to the year. As of Saturday I will be officially closer to 40 than 30. Eeeekkk!!! How on earth did that happen? And why don't I feel grown up yet?

Thankfully I'm still immature enough to pass for a bit younger....he he....

31 comments:

Linda said...

oh everything girlie you have made is sooo adorable!!! I LOVE pink and orange together, the dress is so so so pretty!!

Bird Bath said...

great work there! The girly stuff is fab...I bet that apron will be adored and the 'little' dancing dress is gorgeous. well done on putting the buckle to such good use.

Happy Birthday for Saturday too - make sure you have a good one :)

CurlyPops said...

So gorgeous! I absolutely adore that vintage style dress...she'll be strutting her stuff for sure.
Happy Birthday for Saturday, hope you have a great day.

Finki said...

That little apron set is just gorgeous. Your attention to detail is amazing. I'm sure it will be a big hit.

April Ellis said...

Hey, I love the pink and orange, its gorgeous. Love the little dress, glad it passed the dance test.

Stacey said...

Adorable...what great ideas. I love pink and orange together.

Susie said...

Hello Bec, thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, just had a look at yours, great stuff pink is a must, im in a male dominated household, except for my great dane. Have a lovely day.

cindy said...

What a great collection of gorgeousness. I love all your sewing! Beautiful.

Little Mary Moo said...

That dress is beautiful. Glad to see that it passed the all important dance test. I hope you have a lovely birthday on Saturday.

JustJess said...

Great photo of the little miss! Quite a "vogue" moment! Total gorgeousness as always Bec!

Leni and Rose said...

Love your girly girl stuff!! And that dress - it's darling!

A big Happy Birthday for this Saturday, hope you have a great day!

Sherrin said...

The dress is great, Bec! And it looks awesome with the buckle..... which I thought was meant to be for you?! ;o)

Hey Harriet said...

Love the pink & orange combo for the apron! And how sweet is that dress on your cute little dancing girl!?! Hope you'll be dancing up your own storm for your upcoming birthday :)

Happy birthday Bec xo

Jade said...

I really love Zoe's apron - she will definitely love it! And I'm well impressed with the level of detail on both girly items. You'll have to teach me how to make them :P

bubbachenille said...

ooh, aah, at first looking at the photos I thought it was going to be something for big girls (ie girls on the closer side of 40 !)I still think that! Doesn't everyone do the dance test on a new dress?

Sharon said...

Gorgeous little dress!! Have a happy birthday!

Nicole said...

Oh, I love the buckle on the dress! So nice to see it go to a good home, and a dancing one at that.

Twinkle Star Art said...

Wow! you are a clever Bec! I just love your little apron and pot-holder set. TOO CUTE!!! My little Miss Am's always nicking off with my quilted pot-holder, I have to resort to using t-towels.

Happy birthday for Saturday. Hopefully you'll get over 'the being closer to 40 than 30 bit' and enjoy yourself. I just turned that corner last November. Smudgy mirrors seem to help, so just don't clean them as often.

Jo said...

Hi Bec - Happy Birthday for tomorrow. Hope you have a fantastic day. What lovely "girly" sewing - the dress is gorgeous - so pretty and the apron and pot holder set is such a lovely idea.

Net said...

What beautiful things! The apron and pot holder are gorgeous and the rosy dress is a stunner! I love the dancing test - I'm going to apply the same test to everything I sew from now on!

Sherrin said...

Happy birthday Bec!! I hope you're having a lovely day! :o)

xx

Rachel said...

That little vintage dress is too cute!

edward and lilly said...

Great dress, I can tell she just loves it!

Hot Fudge said...

Doesn't Miss Kate look ADORABLE in her new dress? Talk about Dancing Queen.

Happy birthday for last Saturday, and don't despair – I keep my mirrors VERY GRIMY and I don’t look a day over 18. Well, that’s how I feel until I confront a hideous image in what is obviously a trick mirror at the hairdressers. Being dangerously closer to 70 than 60 then becomes painfully obvious. So avoid hairdresser mirrors at all costs and you will remain forever 18.

potty mouth mama said...

A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Hope you had a special day.

Your sewing is gorgeous - so beautiful and so girly! I especially love the shot of Kate dancing - soooo cute!

Lin said...

Wow you've been busy! I love the pink and orange combo!

shells said...

I love your work so much, Bec! It's all too adorable.

Happy Birthday for saturday! Don't worry, I don't feel at all grown up yet either - I turn 30 in April and I'm already having panic attacks over it!

Paula Weston said...

Happy new year Bec! (Yes, I know, very late with my wishes ... lots been happening - I promise to send you an email with an update!)

I love Kate's dress (as she clearly does). Can you say "Mini me"?

x

Car said...

Aww Bec, how did I miss this one... Happy Birthday for last weekend :) Hope it was a great day!

Lin said...

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My Little Halo said...

These are adorable!! That dress is so cute :D

-Emily


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