Friday, September 24, 2010

Fun dresses!!

I have been making Peekaboo clothes for a while...but I needed a new challenge. I found it.
These are patchwork dresses. I decided it would be fun to cut out a bzillion little 4" squares and sew them together into fun, dancy dresses. Yep. That's what I did. I cut out a bzillion squares...then had to sew them all back together again....with gathers. Good thing she LOVES them!

I made two for Peekaboo, then decided to share my insanity with others. This cupcake/ice cream cone themed dress was made for my neighbours 3 year-old daughter. I love the colours.

The best thing that I can say about these dresses is; though they take a lot of time, they don't take a lot of money. These were made from 'fat quarters' that are sold for quilting. They are usually sold for a reduced rate, as they are the remains of bolts (pieces too small to be sold by the yard) I think my next dress will be 'upcycled' from some thrift store finds....stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. I would have killed for a dress like that when I was little. I was all about the twirling man!