Saturday, 24 March 2012

.A dress for winter.

On Thursday night I was writing my "to do" list for Friday (I can't go to sleep without a list for the following day!) and I looked out the window and it was pouring with rain and the weather forecast was freezing and I decided that I wanted to do a bit of "just because" sewing.
 
Then I remembered the super cute cowl neck dresses that Anna had made for her girls a few weeks ago and thought that I'd better start thinking about winter clothes for the kids.  I was sorting out my fabric cupboard last week and decided that it was getting out of control and promised myself that I would sew as many clothes for the kids as I could rather than buy them.  Which means I need to be organised and predict what they are going to need before they actually need it otherwise I end up buying on the spur of the moment.
 
So I quickly ordered myself a copy of the pattern from Etsy and it was in my inbox when I woke up the next morning.
 
 Just over 1 hour of sewing during the day and Lil came home from school and put on a brand new dress!
I'm loving it.  So fast and easy to sew.  Very practical and cute as can be!!  With a pair of stockings or tights, she's going to be one snug little bug this Winter!!
SUPPLIES:
Cowl Neck Jumper Dress, Heidi & Finn
Hilco Campan Knit in Pink/Red (purchased at Crafty Mamas)

15 comments:

Karen said...

gorgeous! can just see my 4 yo in something like that!

Kathya said...

love this pattern too.
Thankfully, winter is over here in Michigan BUT we are guessing this coming winter will be cruel to us. Spring is here and it is about 70F which is unheard of.
Love the stripes! nice knit. :)

mel @ loved handmade said...

That's really lovely! I wouldn't mind one of those myself..

Ingrid said...

Oh my goodness, LOVE THIS! Thanks for the inspiration.

Melissa said...

So cute miss Lil! One hour of sewing to you, I hate to think how much the would be to me!!! It would take me that long to go through the pattern and make sure I had it all sussed!!! x

Kathryn Hill said...

Gorgeous and simple. I am a little scared of sewing with knits and stretch fabrics. But have made it my mission to have a go this Winter. Heidi and Finn have some great patterns.

http://gigisbuttons.blogspot.com.au/

born ambitious. born imaginative. said...

I love it!

Crafty Mama said...

Look at that smile!!
Beautiful work Toni!

Lisa x

ashes said...

cute toin! can I keep her?!

Jane said...

Gorgeous! Now... do you think you could invent a big-people's version of that dress? It looks so snuggly and comfy.

gail said...

beautiful! i'd loved anna's versions, and i love yours, too! that fabric is just perfect. thanks for sharing!!

Rebecca said...

Thanks Toni for the links, it is nice to have a shop with such a good variety of knits! Loving that cute dress!!

Kylie said...

Thanks so much for linking to this pattern - I have just managed to get myhands on it (after 2 nights of trying:) Looking forward to it arriving in my inbox.

Emily said...

Very cute! Love the stripes. :)

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Now that the colder days are approaching us, it is now time to make sure we are the correct clothing for this winter season. From cute dresses to cute tops and leggings, we will discuss everything you need this season to be a standout.

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