Thursday, 17 June 2010

My Creative Space

There's another party dress on the machine over here, for the daughter of a friend.

I've had the pattern for a little while but it's also in the Sewing Clothes Kids Love book - the Feliz dress.

She got the fabulous Kokka Snow White fabric at one of Amitie's sales a while back and we teamed it with the Michael Miller Ta Dot in teal - a perfect match.


There's also something 'frilling' going on.

I finally had a chance to use this fearsome looking attachment - the ruffler foot and boy am I impressed.

Mine is a snap on foot so was super-easy to attach and then after a couple of little practices away we went.

It makes lovely even gathers in a fraction of the time it takes to hand-draw them up.

It will definitely get lots more use in this dress-obsessed house.

Check out what other crafty peeps are up to today over with Kirsty, the queen of creative.

21 comments:

Kirsty said...

Wonderful to find a tool that makes the job easier!

The party dress looks wonderful.

pilgrim said...

so pretty, i love the colors. don't kokka make the BEST fabrics?! i love them all.

Jill said...

Great fabric and lovely ruffles!!

Miss Amy said...

fantastic fabric combo there. Love it. I am sitting here thinking that you are wishing you had this ruffle foot when you made all those bed spreads a while ago!

Miss Prudence said...

A ruffle foot!!! Do they fit any machine?

Such a pretty dress, love the fabrics

Kelly Ingram said...

This skirt is looking gorgeous. I'm hearing a lot of positive things about this 'Sewing Clothes Kids Love' book...may have to put it on my wishlist. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

littlebetty said...

Love the fabric contrast - very cool :)

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

Im so impressed! I spent ages last year making ruffles for a gazillion aprons.. this little gem of yours would be very welcome over here. That dress already looks divine. Peta

cherri said...

That looks devine - love the colour combo and yay on the successful attachment!

Saritha said...

The dress looks ultra cute!!I love ruffles and frills!!

Cass said...

Karen it looks great, the fabric combo is wonderful

Little Munchkins said...

The Feliz is looking fantastic already. I love the blue MM fabrics - goes really well with the Snow White one.

Mira Narnie said...

Hello hello! I think we may have meet - yes I literally bumped into you and then your gorgeous girls at spotlight the other night! I commented on the dresses they were wearing and then I recognised them all when I was reading through your blog! What a small world! I'm loving that dress your making with such gorgeous ruffles (and nice to see blue in a girls dress!)

Kylie said...

That looks great - thanks for the info on the ruffle foot! What machine do you have - maybe I should hunt one down! Also love the crochet in the last post - would you believe tht I started one in the same yarn - but ont seem to have gauge and tink I will get lost in it!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

i love the vividness of the 'sew it together' blue ... and the two fabrics look so good together. i wouldn't even mind one for me!
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yardage girl said...

Excellent foot - I didn't know there was such a thing, but now I want one! Love the fabric combo!

Gina said...

I just love the fabric combinations Karen. And, having spent a few HOURS trying to create a ruffle a few weeks ago, I'm terribly interested in this 'ruffler foot' gizmo. Well, not that ruffles are high on the priorities list in this house... but they WOULD BE if I could make them properly!

Mel said...

Looking fabulous, I don't have the ruffling foot yet, but I *heart* my gathering foot ... Must add ruffle foot to list of "feet" to get no doubt :)

Beautiful fabric, MelB xox

Lily Mulholland said...

Ah so that's the Feliz! Great job Karen :)

Sally said...

Loving all the ruffles! Beautiful.

Gypsy said...

That is super impressive Karen, I love it!