Thursday 21 November 2013

Field of Poppies

Another Sewjourn make... 
This is a Little Lisette Simplicity pattern 1893 that I found on Ebay one day.

It's a darling pattern and was really easy to make, and I love that it's something that I believe the girls will be able to wear for a number of years given the style of it.

She was very pleased to find her shoes matched...
There are three bodice options - the other two with pieced bodices, I have plans for some Heather Ross fabric for another in the future.

The bodice is a little roomy but it should be good for two summers
This divine fabric is from Anna Maria Horner's 'Field Study' range - it's called Raindrops Poppies, in the platinum colourway.
I love this. I bought it for me then decided to share... 
I got mine from the lovely ladies at Millrose Cottage.

This pattern would be great for girls up to about 11 or 12 years old in the right fabric
The bodice is fully lined as you create the outer and  lining bodices then put them wrong sides together (yes I had to read that a few times to make sure I was right!!), then bind all the outer edges and add the straps in bias binding.

The zip you have when you're not having a zip - hides away nicely.
Lapped zipper at the back had me a little tricked but Lara set me straight - I really need to do more things with zips so they become second nature!

Seeing this pic I am reminded I do need to add a hook and eye to the top of the zipper.

This is a gorgeous pattern and again, I love how great fabric doesn't need 'dressing up'.
I made this in a size 10 but she definitely could have gone down a size - that's the ONLY downside of sewing away from home - if only I remembered to get all their measurements before I left!

Yes - there are more dresses to come!


Natalie said...

Such a lovely dress! I still struggle with zips, I usually get them in eventually but I'm sure there's an easier way - really should book myself into a class one day :)

ARTwendy ... said...

gorgeous & a lovely sweet classic pattern that will grow with ..... & shows off that awesome fabric so perfectly .... you have such amazing taste!! xo

Cindy said...

The dress is very pretty! Perfect for summer.:) Lapped zippers scare me...I always end up putting in an invisible zip.

Sally said...

Zips can be so tricky - well interpreting the instructions can be anyhow.

Another lovely dress... and such a gorgeous smile.