Thursday, 9 February 2012

How much do I love this pattern?....A Lot!


I made up a couple more of these little dresses using the same pattern I used in this post.
It's from my Japanese Pattern Book "Heart Warming Life Series".
That is 3 and I'm already planning a fourth.
Too many already???

This dress I made as a school dress. It's not exactly uniform but I figured that my little girl could get away with just wearing the right colours for Kindy. They are not too strict at our school.

I love the dress, but HATE my machine (at the moment).
After all my effort to get this dress finished all I needed to add was the buttonholes.
This shouldn't be that hard except my machine is DUMB.

This is the result of my machine doing buttonholes on medium thickness fabric.

I ended up having to try to sew it by hand because my sewing machine was incapable.
I know that you can't really tell when the button is done up but it just makes me a little sad to ruin it right at the end :(

She still looks pretty cute for her first day of Kindy.

For my next attempt I tried my hand at another refashion.
I took my Omas (Nan) old skirt.

And turned it into this.

This time I used press stubs instead of buttons.

The fabric was quite sheer so I added the lining of the original skirt to the skirt part of the dress.

I seem to have a little obsession with spots too.
Have you noticed that all 3 of these dresses are made with spotty fabric?

The next one I have planned does not involve any spots, only leaves that are dotted all over the fabric.
Stay tuned for the results.


  1. These are both gorgeous, Sherry, especially the red and white polka dot. Great upcycle of your Oma's dress!!!

  2. Hi there! I recently stumbled onto your blog and I'm addicted! I love how creative you are and and that you vary from upcycling to using patterns. I love this dress and would love to find the book. Can you please tell me which of the series it belongs to? Thanks!

    1. Hi there. Here is a link to the book on an Australian ebay site. I think it goes by different names depending on who translates it. This is a good link though because it shows most of the patterns it offers in the photos.

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