Whilst rummaging through my WIP pile yesterday I found this little girls dress which I started making about a year ago. I stopped previously when I realised that it was wayyyy to big for Little Miss, and started to make a smaller version (blogged here). Well I thought this would be another good entry for the BurdaStyle competition, so I attached the sleeves, and tried reverse applique with hand-stitching for the dove this time.
The thing I like about making my own clothes and refashioning is the ability to tell a story in the garment. For example this dress is made from a pair of my favourite jeans which had died and the remnants of a quilt cover I made. And the dove is symbolic as a memory of a loved one we lost a long time ago.
Up next on the sewing table....a pink blazer picked up from the op-shop for $8, I'm going to remove some length and perhaps add some cuffs to the sleeves. It'd look good with the outfit I plan for a fancy dinner on Friday night, we'll see if I can be that motivated.
(Also blogged on chickyc.blogspot.com)