Thursday, 13 August 2009

Party Girl

I made a dress and party hat set for my friend Lauren's niece, Lennon, for her 2nd birthday. Lennon's mom picked out the fun skeleton key fabric from Superbuzzy. I think it turned out really cute! The key print is dark brown and I didn't have any ruffle ribbon that would look right, so I made my first ruffle and ruffled the fabric myself! I bought a ruffler attachment for my machine, but it's not working for some reason (I think I'm missing a little piece that keeps it from wobbling). So my mom taught me how to make a ruffle over the phone (make a basting stitch and pull the thread, like this). Once I learned, I wanted to ruffle anything that wasn't nailed down! Ruffle, ruffle, ruffle. I went easy on the ruffles and just made one for the hat. I did make a pocket though, which was fun too. I don't think I did it the right way, but it turned out pretty well anyway. And, for the seams inside, I made French seams, which are so cool. I will miss my sewing machine while we're gone. What a cutie, don't you think?

4 comments:

nath said...

oh! Leigh! so cute! i love love the dress. and the hat naturally. you're so clever! check you out! i really want to hone my sewing skills!

the letters i wish i'd written said...

This is truly darling!

The Feathered Nest said...

Leigh!!! The set is just BEAUTIFUL!!!! What an amazing idea sweetie.....you did a wonderful job ~ xxoo, Dawn

Thrifted Treasure said...

What a gorgeous gift!! It's so pretty! And what an adorable little girl!