Wednesday, 27 March 2013

One Down, One To Go

A while ago I was browsing in Hobbycraft and happened to notice some Clothkits kits on sale. I was a bit disappointed they didn't have any of the skirts I really like but there were a couple of kids dresses and they were a bargain so I bought two. I decided I'd start with Erin's first because it was closer to her birthday.

One of the things I realised when I was making this is that I have been doing sooooo much quilting that dressmaking again feels odd. The seam allowance looks HUGE. I managed to put off doing the buttonholes on Monday night by helping Rachel with her needle felting but I sat down last night to do them and had to get the manual out to remind myself how to use the automatic buttonhole foot. I think I've done one buttonhole since I got my machine 5 years ago so it's no wonder I'd forgotten (that one buttonhole was about 4 and a half years ago!)

Anyway, here's the dress. All ready for her to put on this evening for her first school disco.


I still have to make one for Orla but I'm hoping to fit that in at home rather than at sewing class. Fingers crossed I can get it made by her birthday in August.


  1. It looks lovely! Has Erin seen it yet? What did she think?

  2. Yes, she's wearing it to the school disco (should be just about finishing now!). She seemed pretty pleased with it :-)