Wednesday, July 25, 2012

violet for violet - a dress


Going through my youngest's cupboard the other day, I realized that there was no handmade dresses within those racks. Something had to be done. So that afternoon I began and finished a little dress.

I think this dress, the Cupcake dress from the book Make It Perfect was just the right, quick and easy pattern for a done in one afternoon job. The pattern and instructions were very clear and easy to understand. The top half of this dress consists of an existing knit top, which is then joined to a tiered skirt. I once made something very similar for Julia many seasons ago just when I was starting out sewing.





I took a long sleeve top and teamed it with an assortment of vintage sheeting, the top floral layer being a gift from the lovely Amanda, and finished off with a little printed ribbon (of which I cannot remember where I purchased it from).

We popped a thermal on underneath this morning. Which made it almost warm enough for this morning in which the fog did not want to lift. I think it will be a perfect little dress for the cooler start of Spring.






It also seems to be quite suitable for wood carting, running away, and rock climbing. It never ceases to amaze me what busy little people toddlers can be.


Hat blogged here.



Hoping that your week has treated you all well so far.

25 comments:

Deanne said...

The little dress is so pretty!
I love making t-shirt dresses for my little girl, they are so easy and fun!

flowerpress said...

cute :-)

Brave New Fiona said...

Ooo, nice work Tania. And what a perfect model. I always have my camera on the sports setting when photograph my little fellas! xx

Greer said...

She's looking just a bit cute in that gorgeous outfit!

sascedar said...

isn't that lovely! would be a good way to refashion the onesies that my girl has grown too long for. cool idea! :)sarah

Gladys in the Garden.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous. It would also look great for an adult.

Lea said...

I'm all for quick and easy tania. I've made this one too. It's such a great little dress and I love your choice of fabrics. It looks so pretty on Violet with her dark hair as well. I love the pic of haer with the wheelbarrow-her eyes! stunning!

Bianca (ivylovesjack) said...

its absolutely perfect on her :)

Tammi said...

Oh that dress suits Violet perfectly!
I can't get over how much she has grown in the time you have been blogging Tania, she is a wee little lady now :)
x

theoldmilkcan said...

What a brilliant idea making a dress with a top! I must try this, although I think for me as my little girl refuses to wear them lol

Catherine said...

It's gorgeous Tania. Your little Violet looks very sweet in it and is looking more like a little girl now too:) x

humble habit said...

Ohh which is cuter, I don't know!

I love button's by Emma said...

Her dress is just lovely, hand made is always prettier I think.x

Bungalowgirl said...

Love the dress, your choice of fabric is wonderful. And the bonnet, she looks like she just stepped off Little House on the prairie, and proud of herself. And yep, it looks much chillier down your way, our days are warm and wonderful, just at nights it gets cold, but not that cold! melx

Becky said...

That is a darling little dress for such a busy little girl!

good_to_be_home said...

What a beautiful dress for a beautiful girl...comfy and pretty for every day happenings.
I love her name...Violet...happens to be my February birthday flower!
Have a great day!
Shanda

sonia said...

Too precious!

Jode said...

Lovely little dress Tania...and i love that Violet could still explore while looking fab! They really are such busy little people aren't they? I so wish we could bottle their energy!

BLD in MT said...

She looks lovely! With the little hat, too! Excellent work.

Kirsty @ Bowerbird Blue said...

how cute is that, such a gorgeous munchkin

Sarah-Our Island Home said...

So sweet! Beautiful dress!

littlegreenvillage said...

Gorgeous dress!
She looks so happy in her new dress.

Rowantree Design said...

Hello new to your blog. Just had to pop in and say I love the cute little dress you made for Violet. I am passionate about little people's clothing, and most weeks I make several little pieces for my friend's children. Your pictures of Violet wearing the dress are divine. I too love collecting vintage bits and pieces.

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

that is just so adorable! dress and the cute little model wearing it! xx

Jerri Washam said...

I think the dress in itself is okay. But, the dress became cuter when Julia had it on, particularly wearing it with the blue hat and plastic boots. :) She looks like little Red Riding Hood, only she’s Violet! You’re right about how toddlers could be very busy. The good thing about that is they were spared from the worn-down look, us, adults get when we get caught up with working. ;) No matter what they do and how much they move, they are always cute at the end of the day.