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Handmade Dresses from the Past

February 14, 2014

H’s Handmade Wardrobe

These are some of the Tops/Dresses i made for H when she is around 10-14 months, had to dig through piles of digital snaps to find them. These are sewn along with the Cherry Print Dress but were never made it to the blog.


SEW - Polka Birthday Dress - H

Pattern: Birthday Party Dress by Oliver+S. To be honest i didn’t own the pattern when making this dress (I do now πŸ˜‰ in 5+ size) so i drafted it from an existing top and after seeing lots of pictures of the dress in various stages and angles. The drafting itself took 2-3 days as there are lots of pieces (including the facings). But i was so proud once i finished the dress. Even if it hadn’t fit ‘H’ at that time, I would have just kept the dress.

Here are some close-ups of some details.
SEW - Polka Birthday Dress - Details

I am so glad I had taken Drafting/Drawing Class at Degree level, they all made sense when i was trying to copy the structure, details, seam allowances, facings etc (Its not a pattern drafting class, its a generic engineering drafting class)


SEW - Pink&Polka IceCream Dress - Details
(Sorry for the non-ironed dress)

Pattern: Ice Cream Dress by Oliver+S. This is again a self-drafted dress and my favourite, now i own it in 5+ size.

Though i own some digital patterns from Oliver+S, I still didn’t sew any, but they all have good reviews, fantastic support in the forums, lots of inspiration in their flickr pool. I have to admit that they are a bit expensive, so wait for a sale πŸ™‚


Sew - Cord&Print IceCream - H

Pattern: Ice Cream Dress by Oliver+S. This is same as above, just different fabric and no pockets. I couldn’t find any pictures of just the dress.


SEW - Diamond Peasant Top - Details

Pattern: Peasant Top Tutorial by Prudent Baby. Poplin Fabric from my 1/2 metre stash. The tutorial doesn’t show how to make the ties but there is a tutorial on Me Sew Crazy for that.

Apart from sewing for ‘H’, i also knitted some wintery stuff (Cardigan, Pullover, Vest, Scarf, Beanie, some thick socks) before coming to London. She still uses the scarf and the socks, but the rest have gone to charity as she outgrew them really quickly.

Do you like making clothing for your little ones????
Love to hear from you, especially if you are Sew Bee from Chennai πŸ˜‰
Any shops to recommend in Chennai for Fancy Buttons, Lace and Ribbons??

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 14, 2014 11:08 pm

    These dresses are so cute and Baby H looks adorable in them πŸ™‚

  2. May 25, 2014 12:26 am

    These dresses are extremely cute.

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