Thursday, September 23, 2010

I made a dress, but didn't iron it.



I managed a spot of sewing last week which was fun. I used an old work shirt of Chris' and this tutorial and now Jemima has a new dress for summer. The fabric is quite lovely and very good quality- but he can't wear it anymore because he has changed jobs and it has the old company logo above the pocket.


I added buttons in the back bodice of the dress to help with getting it on and off and left the shirt hem which is such a bonus as hemming is one of my least favourite sewing necessities. Another bonus is that Jemima actually LIKES it (I think it is the pockets... and the novelty of it being one of Daddy's old shirts.) I have 5 other business shirts in the pile, so there will probably be a few more shirt refashions in my future.


And many, many thanks for all your congratulatory comments on Eve's arrival! I was a bit hit and miss with responding to everyone, but I appreciated each and every one. She is settling into the family well with a swag of nicknames to prove it. We are tired, but taking life at a different (slower!) pace to accommodate our newest addition, which is actually quite lovely.

9 comments:

PottyMouthMama said...

Love love love Jemima's new frock - super cute.. Oh man, Eva is divine.. Stop making me clucky!

Miss Muggins said...

Ironing is so over rated!
Love the dress and your sweet baby - I'm with PMM!

Bubby Makes Three said...

how how how are you finding time to SEW with a newborn? Mine sewing machine is buried somewhere -- probably under 400 loads of washing!!!!

Madeline said...

Jemima and her new dress are both lovely. And, little Eve is squeezeably precious.

Kate said...

Oh Bek, I must have missed your last post.
Huge congratulations to your whole family on the birth of that divine little girl. I adore her name and that photo. Yay!

Maxabella said...

What a great idea - she'd be so proud of her work frock!! I love the fact that you didn't iron it. You have much, much better things to do right now! x

Sally said...

Loving that dress muchly :)

Hope all is continuing to go nice and slow. Take care.

Lizeylou said...

I am loving the dress you made, and completely in awe of how you had time to make it and have your little bubbie at the same time. The pockets on the dress are my favourite - I love pockets

tea with lucy said...

So cute! I'm definately giving this one a go.

. . . and could eva possibly be any more adorable!