Wednesday, October 24, 2012

smock dress




Another week, another dress. Only it wasn't done this week (I'm far from being that quick and efficient), and this time it wasn't for me.

Having memories of my own growing up, I remember many times accompanying my mother to the sewing shop. Carefully picking out a pattern and fabric which Mum would sew into a pretty new outfit.






Of course it is a little different in this day and age. The picking and choosing was done online this time around. But all with the same intentions and it has hopefully been an enjoyable process for this girl.

Julia chose a fabric called Rooftop Garden, in Sunset, from the Grand Hotel range by Jenean Morrison. Such a pretty name.



I used Simpicity 2689, and it really was a breeze to sew up. Only a few hours over the course of a weekend. No zipper which I loved.




Julia seems quite pleased with her new smock dress. I'm thinking I wouldn't mind one for myself. It does look rather comfortable and loose for Summer.





Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday.


11 comments:

Lila Wolff said...

Beautiful.

Becky said...

What a lovely dress!

Naturally Carol said...

Loose cotton dresses are just the best for hot summer days and Julia looks very comfortable in her cool new dress.

purplepear said...

Beautiful. Lovely fabric, lovely design and lovely girl!

flutterbymama said...

Tania, you are so talented. What a great dress. Thanks for providing a link for the pattern.

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

Tania it's just beautiful! i agree - it does look so comfy and could be ideal for any age, even us mums who love to be comfy whilst around the house! your daughter made a great fabric selection! I love when my daughter comes fabric shopping and requests something!

A little bit Country said...

I would wear that in a heart beat!!! Love the retro fabric print. What a lucky girl to have such a clever mum.

Zara said...

Lovely choice of fabric by Julia.
Yes adult sized in this dress would be perfect for summer.
x

Christina Lowry said...

Very pretty! And your garden is looking very pretty too. :)

good_to_be_home said...

Love the dress. Your daughter is lovely in it.

andrea brionne said...

so cute!

andrea brionne
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