Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My favorite dress yet.






This dress helped me face another sewing goal. Decorative Pockets. I bought this pattern (Butterrick 4172) and said I don't care how long it takes me I am making those pockets. It wasn't difficult at all, and they have great possibilities because you can use contrasting fabrics for the inside and outside. I used restraint with this dress. I always want to use so much color. I love the clothing made of muted linen fabrics that you see in Japanese craft books, but I just can't do it. The fact that this dress is just two colors is progress for me. I wanted to slap a green button on the front at the end, but I made myself just walk away. This dress is also the best fit I have managed for Saga which I am very happy about. So another goal down. I should face making a romper again.

12 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Gorgeous dress - the pockets are a great feature!

hannah m said...

I love the dress - and I really love the first photo of Sweet Saga in the garden. Are those dahlias? (I don't really know flowers, but those are lovely!)

Stephanie said...

That is such a sweet dress. I love the pockets. I also love using color too. Life is short, right?

Jessica said...

That is the cutest dress. You are so talented at making lovely outfits (it doesn't hurt that your model is a cutie as well!!!)

Lisa said...

What a beautiful dress.

Just letting you know I have just "tagged" you for "6 random things". Hope you'll play!

Katie said...

I love that dress - the pockets are so cute - and so is your daughter :-)

Kari said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your sewing projects. Great job on the pockets and I'm digging the 'sheet' shirt.

Mama de Saga said...

Thanks for the kind words about the dress. I bought more of the fabric to make a shirt for me.

Hannah- The flowers are zinnias, and they look very similar to dahlias especially in this photo. Can you believe that picture was taken in the Hoover garden!

Lisa-thank you for the tag! I better get thinking about the 6 things.

Ginger said...

Oh she is so cute and with that dress on sweetnedd is on .I love little ones in play dress's hope style never go's away a little girl need dress's i think ahh love the picture!What a cutie pie!
hugs ginger

alice c said...

I bet that when she grows up she remembers that little dress because it is adorable. And so is Saga.

Astrid said...

This dress is amazing - definitely among my favourites - love the fabric combo! Saga looks so sweet! :)

Raike said...

You are very creative!! This kind of baby dresses are best!! I too love to make cute dresses for my little one!!