I decided on the royal blue fabric and ric-rac braid and hurried home to get started.
|Lynsey and I decided on a pinefore style|
|But where to put the trim?|
|Cose ups to show the trim details|
I particularly loved the hand embroidered buttons that I covered.
|Lazy-daisy stitched flowers to match motif on fabric|
|Martha modelling her new frock|
My daughter Lynsey has now also become obsessed by fabric and is always on the look out for new quirky designs. She came across this next one on the web from a company called Betsy Boo Haberdashery and couldn't resist this brightly coloured design.
|Colourfull Design using Building|
|Back fastening detail|
This time we chose to make a very traditional dress with a gathered skirt, back fastening and Peter Pan collar. Once again it was fully lined in the plain orange fabric used for the collar and waist trim.
|Spectacular colour combo|
|Miss Martha showing off the finished dress|
Finally I have recently finished a third dress for this coming summer using another lovely fabric from Grace and Favour. They have an excellent selection of reasonably priced fabrics especially for children.
|Notice the Sellotape to piece together bits of an old pattern|
I was "commissioned" to make a replica of a simple top/dress that Martha had last summer and my daughter loved. I tthen set about modifying an old pattern I had used before but dhanged it from a front to back fastening.
|Back fastening with buttons|
|Front detail showing elasticated waist|
This is by far the plainest of her new outfits for the summer.
|A rather 40's looking Martha|