Wednesday, 7 March 2012

The 20p unique dress

My eldest daughter often asks me why she cant have a matching dress to her younger sister.My eldest is 7 and the youngest is 15 months because she said she wants to look like twins (bless).I dont know any shops that stock dresses within that age range.So I had a bundle of material from abhakan for 60p you get loads! I thought id try with my youngest ones dress first to see how I get on.
I got one of her dresses and laid it flat on the material and cut round it with an inch or two extra to allow for seam allowance.Then I did the same with the second piece.I pinned a cm of material inwards then sewed on my machine on both pieces.I cut a slit half way down the back piece then stitched that to allow for a zip or buttons.I pinned the fabribs together,pretty side together and stitched again then turned the dress inside out and ta daaaaa!! I then added a lace collar,I got a bunch of these in a bag also from abhakan for 60p!! So this dress has cost me maximum 20p to make probably not even that,Time to get practicing I will save a small fortune
                                      the pieces cut out in the material
                                          the seams done then the pieces stitched together
                                         the slit I made to allow for buttons or zip
                                                    finished piece
What do you think fellow bloggers?
Time to make my eldest her dress today x


  1. Hello and thanks for popping over! You and I are going to get along like a house on fire. I love your make and can't believe the price. I want one in grown-up size! x

  2. Oh my goodness, that is adorable! I'd wear that if it fit!

  3. Awww thanks ladies,those comments have made my day.I best get practicing on adult sizes.loving both your blogs,vix your profile pic looks amazing x

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    1. Thank you so much,I have never made a dress before or pretty much touched a sewing machine since school up until about a week ago.just tryin to design one for myself in my head :-/ fingers crossed xx

  5. This is gorgeous! Your daughter is a lucky lady, I'd be pinching it for myself if it fit!

    Catherine, XO.

  6. Thank you :-) I need some serious ideas for womens dresses but I have brain fog! The material is sat there waiting to be transformed,any ideas would be much appreciated X