Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Dress to impress

So. I'm probably the last person in the world to find out that just like fashion fabric has seasons and therefore extreme discounts when those seasons end.
But now I know, hurray! I want to make the girls a few dresses, pants and skirts to last through the coming months. They both have grown a lot so they need new clothes and this way I only need to raid the Hema for basic shirts, tights, socks and underwear that will fit with all the dresses, pants and skirts.

Look! 16 meters (17 to 18 yards) of fabric, ready to be prewashed. Today I'm going to find some embellishments and I still need to find a way to go to ikea for some solid colors.

These two are allready waiting to be used and hopefully the pattern for modkids Kyoko will arrive soon. I'm thinking of making both girls a Kyoko and a Sydney dress from Modkid, each an Insa skirt, Dortje pants and perhaps some simple dresses like the one Mme Zsazsa shows here.

Sadly I've decided to not participate in the monthly bag challenge. After reading the book I realized that all the bags I like take up a lot (and I mean a LOT) of materials. Even if I would only use fabric from my stash I would still have to buy a ***load of interfacing, zippers, buttons and thread. For bag that I probably won't use that much.
I'm still planning on making one or two bags (Cosmo could come in handy like I wrote before and Blossom still looks like the right kind of handbag to fit my wallet, huuuge Flow-planner, keys, phone, etc.) but only after the girls are dressed and ready for spring :)

1 comment:

  1. Dus nu moet ik al die tassen gaan missen ;o(
    Maar laat je dan wel straks alles zien wat je voor de meiden hebt gefabriceerd? Wel heel veel leuke stofjes!!! Dus ik ben wel héééél nieuwsgierig naar alle resultaten.