Monday 17 December 2012

Flippy Figgy

I feel like I am still catching up a bit, but 'tis the season so that's OK...

This is a little dress that I made at Sewjourn back in November, but with the weather, the photo blogging issues and the lack of time you are just getting to see it now.

It was a bit glary, hence the toothy squint!
This is the Scirocco from Figgys Patterns, a cute little party dress with layers cut on the bias and an interesting twist to the back.

It was quite simple to sew and I love the finished look but there were a couple of times making it up when I felt the instructions were a little lacking.

It's made from the same spotted fabric that I used for this dress, just in another colourway - the fabric is something shiny with polyester in it! I used a cotton batiste for the lining, which is poking out a little in this shot...

It's still got plenty of room for her to grow into it, I think I might need to add another layer for length before she grows out of the size. I made the 6-7.

It turned out to be just what she wanted to wear for her very first piano recital, held in front of family and friends. It looked cute for this too because the open back and twist feature were on show as she played.

No nerves at all, she just sat and played away
First she played alone, then her family joined in...

Cousins on Trumpet and flute, Dad on clarinet and Grandfather on violin.

A very musical family!
It was particularly lovely to see her 82 Year old Grandfather perched next to her as they played together.

She's already planning what she might play next year.


Cindy said...

The dress is lovely on her! I love that shade of blue.:)

ARTwendy ... said...

the dress is gorgeous & so is Miss L ... clever young lady!!

Cass said...

Lovely and very clever, both you and her