Friday, 21 October 2011

Decisions, decisions...

Well, this is the lovely little dress I made for Jessica, whose mum Lauren won my giveaway earlier this month. (excuse the photos, my camera is dying a slow death. Now that Tim has a job (woohoo!), I'll be able to save for a new one!) It was good to have a reason to try out the pattern, experience how long it took, which bits were tricky (the sleeves!), how much fabric it used (heaps!), how much I would want to sell it for and why it's important to read the instructions first. (I cut TWO pieces the wrong way around!)

The sleeves were quite fiddly. Would you buy it without sleeves? And what about the random tie hanging off that side. Would it be better to have just two long ties and a buttonhole rather than 4 short ties? Oh, but I hate buttonholes!

Those kids are pretty special aren't they? I see so many kids I know in them. I think that's why I'm so drawn to it. That little boy on the bike is Tully. And that beautiful girl on the elephant is just like our little friend Ella. Can you see your kids?

So I'm not really sure where I'm going to take this one. I do really love it. I worked out I would have to charge $79 to not be paying myself sweatshop rates. It would be nice to have something in the shop bigger than size 2. Do I keep looking around for patterns that use less fabric/time? Do I just make a few and see how they go?  Feedback please!

Thanks! xx


  1. This is the perfect dress for the parade fabric- love it! I like it with the sleeves, it makes it cuter. Definitely worth the price tag Jod. A great party dress!!

  2. Very cute! What size is the dress? Jessica is very lucky!!

  3. Thanks girls! It's size 3. :)

  4. I adore this dress! Totally gorgeous! I would buy it without sleeves but honestly that's way out of my budget! I'm sure people who have more money than me would though. Have you thought about using sale fabrics or cheaper lines - although this looks amazing, I'm sure it would look just as cute in a small floral or geometric print? At least it might help bring the cost down slightly.

  5. What about just making it one sided? Or solid on the inside?
    I like the sleeves but would buy it without sleeves too.

    ...bring on the girl!


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