May 21, 2010

The Popover Dress for Sew and Tell

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I took my first plunge into clothes making this week for my two daughters.

Enjoying their new dresses

I used the Oliver + S free pattern, and some Nicey Jane to make these popover dresses.

Nicey Jane popover dress

The bias binding for the bows was new to me, but it worked like a charm. To finish without a serger, I used french seams for the inside and stitched twice along the bottom edge to make the end look finished.

Finished seams on the popover dress

What a beautiful day for a new sundress!

Enjoying the sun

Remember to go visit Sew and Tell. There are more talented and crafty people than me out there.

10 comments:

  1. The sundress are adorable and so are the girls! My little girl is 24 ;),I always loved to dress her up cute. Happy weekend thanks for visiting me!

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  2. Thanks for sharing the links; I've never made clothes but I want to give this a try! :)

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  3. Your girls just look adorable and you've done a great job with the finishing on them too. I love that particular print from the Nicey Jane line! I think I have it 3 colourways.

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  4. Those are adorable! Nice job on the seams too. The girls look so happy in their dresses.

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  5. they are so adorable...i really do need to try dresses again. stretching myself as a sewer is not my favorite.

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  6. You chose the nicest fabric for these dresses! They turned out so pretty and summery. Thanks for the link

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  7. Sweet success--both the dresses & the girls are just adorable. Nice job!

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  8. Kristen,

    These dresses stole my heart, and your girls looks so cute in them!!! You did a marvelous job.

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  9. gorgeous! great job. i love that pattern. it's so easy. wonder if we could enlarge it for adults, lol??

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  10. Just precious! The dresses AND your little ones! You did such a nice job on these. Great finish. :o)

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