Sunday, December 12, 2010

Back to normal

And with a vengeance...

After a hard haul for a couple of weeks, and some time to recover from that, we have our life back (mostly!).  Home is still a mess, but I can now see parts of the floor.  Fridge needs to be cleaned out and restocked.  Laundry needs to be washed and folded and put away (funny how that last bit seems to be the hardest for me).  But we're getting there.

AND we had a restful and productive weekend!!

A few weeks ago, my material arrived at my doorstep.  Little Miss M knew that I was planning to make her a dress and this is how the progress has morphed along over the weeks.

I had to sew the ends to stop it fraying too much as Little Miss M refused to part with the material.

And then she wanted to actually wear it out.  At this point, it's still a swath of square material.  Yes, we walked out of the house looking like this (with shoes and socks as well!!!)

And finally, I had a chance to cut it out and (much later) sew it together.  The finished product - Little Miss M's Kyoko dress by Modkids.

This is a great summer dress as it's loose and airy, yet provides enough coverage for protection from the sun.  Long sleeves are a must at the moment as Little Miss M really, really, really dislikes have sunscreen put on her arms at childcare.

On the sewing front, this is a great beginner's dress with detailed finishes.  Bias tape is used to hide the seams on the sleeves, the skirt hem and the neckline.  There are no buttons or zippers as it's a pullover dress.  It's really loose on the body.  The instructions read like having a sewing teacher in the room with you - detailed with how's and why's and pictures.  No guess work anywhere.  I think it took more time to cut out the pattern and the material than it took to sew it together.  I think it took more time  to read through the instructions than it took to sew it together!!  But it's for this reason that I decided to try out this pattern - I need all the help I can get.

I enjoyed making it.  And I loved the look of wide-eyed loving wonderment from Little Miss M that I actually and finally made a dress for her.  Plus the loving hugs and kisses afterwards - what a sweetie!!  With that sort of thanks, I'll be making more things for Little Miss M.

That's Creative Commitment Sewing number 1 for December 2010.

1 comment:

  1. Love that dress!!! (I think I also love that little Miss.... she's got all the right fabric-choosing moves!!!)