Saturday, 1 January 2011

Welcoming 2011 and sharing Kiah's dress

Well now ALL of the gifts have been boxed, wrapped, unwrapped and (hopefully) enjoyed so I am able to start 2011 by sharing them with you. Here is a dress I made for my 3 year old niece Kiah.

This is my first foray into dress making and I was delighted with the results:

The dress is a little too big but should fit her by the summer - and this is her modelling it on Boxing Day when my family gets together to exchange our gifts.

I made her a matching headband which did fit perfectly! She looks adorable!
I love the fabrics which I bought just for this project at the Festival of quilts in the summer. I got the pattern at the same time and I am pleased to say that it was simple enough to follow for a novice like me. I even managed to make my first ever button holes! The buttons are covered with the fabric used in the skirt so it looks super cute!
 
 
Just a quick reminder that there is still time to comment and be added to my giveaway!


6 comments:

  1. A wonderful first attempt at dress making. Well done!

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  2. Oh how lovely ,and you have the perfect model there to try out making dresses for ,she is delightful ...love Jan xx

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  3. That is really cute. Love love love the fabrics.
    I think many dress making days may be ahead of you.
    Cheers!

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  4. Kiah is adorable and you did a great job with the dress.

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  5. Such a cute model as is the dress.

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  6. The dress is lovely and the little girl adorable. Love the picture of that naughty kitten as well on your last post.

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