Friday, 9 October 2009

Lil' Liberty

Tomorrow is Lois' first birthday! I'm so excited I feel like it's Christmas eve! Cupcakes, check. Candles, check. Bubbles, check (must have bubbles). Party hat and dress, check, check! I made her dress from lightweight denim with Liberty print accents for the pocket and tie. I think it turned out pretty cute.

For beginners, I wouldn't recommend denim, especially denim with stretch to it, which this one has. I really just liked the wash of this denim and wasn't looking for it with stretch, but the wash I liked had stretch to it. I messed up the hem 3 times. With the stretch in the fabric, I couldn't get the tension right and it kept pinching a bit, arrrgh! I really wanted to do an especially good job on this one since I plan to keep it for Lois. I didn't want her to look at it later and think, wow, mom was a sloppy seamstress! My mom used to make our clothes and gave away everything except one dress, a beautiful dress, and I've looked at it often and am always impressed by how perfect it is. That dress is much more elaborate (maybe I'll take a picture next time I go home), but I hoped Lois would feel the same way about some things I've made.

Ah well, this dress isn't perfect, but it's a good go at stretch denim, and it's her very first brithday dress, so I hope she'll think it's special one day despite its imperfections. I can't wait till tomorrow. Party girl pictures coming soon!

7 comments:

Hat lady said...

Happy 1st birthday!The hat and dress are beautiful!

Dawn M said...

Love them, Happy fun celebrating Lois's 1st Birthday!

nath said...

oh it's a darling dress! and how lovely that you made it! happy 1st birthday little Lois!

littlebyrd said...

Happy 1st Birthday to Lois! That is HUGE! This dress is wonderful. Not that there are any noticable mistakes but just to reassure you: I always think perfection is overrated. I like to see the little homemade touches :) With that: I avoid stretch fabrics at all costs because my imperfections are beyond little and charming when I sew with it ;)
Have a great day tomorrow!

Shelley said...

happy 1st birthday, lois!!! can't wait to see the pictures :)

Debby - Romancing the Bling said...

Wishing you a Happy 1st Birthday sweet Lois! You sure are lucky to have such a special mom! The dress and party hat are quite beautiful.
Enjoy the day!

Debby

amanda said...

Happy Happy B-day Lois! I think it's so cool that she and Riley share the same b-day. Next year it will be 10-10-10. :-) I am sure she loved her dress...it's beautiful.