Saturday, September 28, 2013

Vintage Twirl Dresses

This week I began the first of my summer sewing for the girls. 

I want to use my stash of special fabrics to make some clothes for them before they get too big!

First up are two twirl dresses in my favourite style - using lots of vintage fabrics and trim!

I love that I could finally use my little doilies to make sleeves and I had enough vintage fabric to create unique looks for the girls! Amelie picked a rainbow mix and Clementine wanted an all blue dress!



To create the dresses I used an existing bodice pattern and squared the neckline:


I inserted the sleeves when I joined the bodice fabric and lining together.


To make the tiers I cut each fabric 1.5 times the width of the previous one and added 1" to the length.




I used 3 different vintage buttons on Clementine's dress and a lace trim on her hem line. The lace is beautiful and very fine - hopefully it will survive her wear and tear!

I trimmed Amelie's dress with a yellow ric rac to brighten the last tier!



The girls love them and Amelie has been wearing hers everyday since it was finished!


Let the twirling begin!


10 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous! I'm usually a rainbow girl through and through... but those blues are just divine together! :) Lovely!

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  2. Aww, looks like you got some great shots during that "magic hour"! Sweet dresses on sweet girls!

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  3. That blue dress kills me, it's so beautiful.

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  4. Love the twirl factor of the dresses! Great job!

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  5. Oh my goodness the fabrics on those dresses are to die for!!! Love love love them!!!-liZ

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  6. Such lovely dresses...I love all of those fabrics!

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  7. These are so so pretty! I love the doilies as sleeves - great idea!

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  8. Gorgeous fabric choices. If you don't mind me asking is that bottom yellow fabric from a sheet? I love the doilies for sleeves too. Just beautiful.

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    1. Thanks and yes all the fabric is from vintage sheets: http://amelieandatticus.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/country-towns-and-vintage-sheets.html

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  9. Such lovely dresses! Love the fabrics on them!

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