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Cherry Print Dress

September 26, 2011

Background

It all started when i received a sewing machine as my birthday present last year. I have been thinking of making some clothes and other stuff for ‘H’ but never pursued it seriously.

A few months back i went visiting some of my cousins along with ‘H’ when they mentioned a new shop with fabric and trims (unfortunately neither my cousins nor the shop are in Chennai)… we went shopping and came back with several cotton fabric pieces (0.5 meter per print). My MIL said that half a meter might not be enough if i want to make a dress for ‘H’ (see i am so much of a beginner when comes to sewing that i can’t even decently estimate the fabric needed). So i took a challenge with myself “Half Yard Dress Challenge” 😀 that will make wearable clothes out of those half yards and some other bits and bobs from my stash for ‘H’. I made a couple of dresses for ‘H’ and some more are in various stages.

Thats for the background and now…Introducing the CHERRY PRINT DRESS.

Sew - Cherry Print Dress

Supplies: Printed Poplin with eyelet embroidery all over (best i can explain)
Plain Red Poplin (stash, remember the blouse pieces from marriages and other functions)
White Ric-Rac (stash)
Wooden Buttons (stash)

Pattern: Snappy Dress from Prudent baby, There is an excellent tutorial following the Free Pattern Download to make sewing a breeze.

Sew - Cherry Print Dress - H
The Dress hits ‘H’, just at the knee.. I can extend its wear by adding leggings later.

Sew - Cherry Print Dress - Embroidery Sew - Cherry Print Dress - RicRac Hem
Did some crooked embroidery with half white floss and added some ric-rac to the hem. You can also see my uneven sewing in the close-up. My first buttonholes… done almost perfectly. It’s a bit tight near her armhole else its perfect.

Next time… I will re-draft the pattern to make it a bit roomy near the armhole. (Is this novice sewing gal saying Re-Draft!!!!!!! )

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 28, 2011 11:43 pm

    lovely and how grown up H is!

  2. February 14, 2014 4:51 am

    Wow.. love it. how is the embroidery done? Could you share pls?
    Thanks,Preethi.

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