Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thinking of summer and my village is growing

Do you ever come across fabric when you are searching for something and then and there decide to make something with the fabric in your hand ? Well that is what happened to me , I was actually looking for green fabric for the houses when I came across this sweet little summer print and it just spoke to me to make a sundress for my granddaughter . This is a simple little pattern with button closure at the shoulders ,a McCall's 3104, I have had the pattern for a while but this is the first time I have made it , I think I will be making it again , really cute. Oh I added some vintage fabric to the bottom as well as some vintage rickrack that I had bought at a flea market in Saskatoon , perfect for it !I should also share a little tip I used to sew on the rickrack , I hate pinning it on as it moves around and I can never get it even so I used my lapel stick (glue stick ) , worked like a charm , no movement and on their nice and straight.
 I think it will be cute as a sundress but would also look cute with a t-shirt under it ,now I have to hope it fits , it does look large .
I did find the green fabric as well and therefore my little village has grown by two , one dark green house and one rather funky house in a pale green with pink .
 I think I'd like to live in the funky one it looks like more fun :-)  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a really Happy Easter and that the Bunny comes hopping by with some goodies for you .
 hugs Sheila

21 comments:

  1. So Sweet and i love the crisp red white & blue for summer!!!
    Of course your House Quilt is GORGEOUS!
    Happy Easter to you and yours,
    Donna

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  2. Hi there, The dress turned out way cute Sheila. Good choice with that fabric. Have a great Easter. Love: D.

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  3. such a cute dress you will be gettign many hugs for this one I am sure
    in stitches

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  4. such a cute dress you will be gettign many hugs for this one I am sure
    in stitches

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  5. cute little dress Sheila;; love the houses

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  6. I like your little houses and the dress is adorable. Reminds me of when my daughter was little and I used to sew for her.

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  7. lovely little summer dress.... perfect for a little princess.... love the houses..
    Hugz

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  8. Sheila, your sundress is adorable! What fun fabrics.

    You are keeping up on your houses. Good for you. I'm lagging on mine.

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  9. Beautiful little dress, I love the fabric and the red ric rac is just gorgeous!
    Your little houses are so cute I like the patterned greens-very effective and the pink house is so sweet.
    How many houses in your village now?

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  10. The dress is gorgeous. So cool & summery. Great idea about gluing ric rac. I have the same issues as you do with ric rac. Love the houses. Hugs,

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  11. That's a cute sundress and a great idea to hold the ric rac in place. Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  12. what a gorgeous dress Sheila and love your house blocks,have a safe and happy easter.xx

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  13. Your house blocks look great! I think I like the funky flowered one too! :0)

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  14. cute dress. I always prefer children's clothing to be larger rather than smaller, that way they can grow into them and get more wear. I'm sure the dress will fit just fine.

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  15. Lovely dress! She will grow into it for sure - they always do :)

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  16. What a sweet little dress! And your house blocks are perfect. Love to see your projects!

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  17. What a sweet little dress. Thanks for the tip on how to put ricrac on straight.
    Great houses to add to your village, yes I love the funky one best.

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  18. Sweet dress Sheila. Your community is looking good.

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  19. That is a lovely wee dress you made there. I'm sure your granddaughter will look so cute in it.
    I have got quite a bit of fabric I have bought in order to make a quilt - just because I liked them - now I just have to make one.

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  20. Cute little dress and your houses are lovely.

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