Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Feliz - Spanish for happy

This is the first version of the Feliz dress that I've made for my daughter. I have never made clothing before so this was a bit scary, but it didn't have any really complicated bits, just trying to get my head around the pattern terminology :) The underdress is made from a chocolate brown voile so it's very light and cool for summer.

My daughter loves it and insisted on wearing it to preschool this morning. I took a couple of photos before it gets covered in paint and dirt - she's not really a girly girl and usually comes home quite grubby!







I really like the look of this apron style dress. My husband thinks that it looks as though it comes from the Sound of Music, but I don't necessarily think that's a bad thing :) And I'm also into layering which is why she's got on her jeans as well.

Now for some more of these dresses - I'm going to make her one for a wedding we're going to in November, hopefully that will give me enough time to work out how to sew ruffles...

3 comments:

Little Munchkins said...

That looks great Louise. I think that is pretty good for a first sewing attempt.

Ruth said...

That's a fantastic first effort at sewing clothes! You're going to have a ball with all those Ottobre mags. I look forward to seeing what you do - I've been eyeing the mags off for ages but am yet to purchase :-)

carlos said...

very nice. I look forward to see what you will create for the wedding...