Sunday, 11 October 2009

Sew It - Simple Sundress and Top




Done it! I joined the Sew It - a sew along organised by lovely Mayya at Sew Chic and Unique when I saw they are sewing this simple sundress, an online tutorial over at Habitual.


I've seen this tute before but never got around to sewing it. So, this sew along is a great motivator for me to create. And of course, as I found out the best way to get Hanan to wear what I sew for her is by sewing identical garments for her sister, I made two! She gets really excited now and pestered her sister to put on the dress quickly and had a big smile when both of them walk hand in hand.

Aisha wears everything with jeans and not very keen of dresses. So I made this as a top for her. Fabric is Heather Bailey's Pop Garden - a bright red essence for Aisha and a softer peachy one for Hanan. I love this collection so much...



Sewed both dress & top for 2 hours. Really simple, pillowcase-style construction. The armhole was quite large so both my daughters wanted the t-shirt inside. Seen here at their grandparents house for a lunch party.



And this little cupcake always warms her mommy's heart with that smile :)

10 comments:

  1. zura...they look very pretty with their new dress. I love the fabric too...

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  2. WOW they turned out great Zura the girls look really happy :D
    Thanks for taking part it Sew IT :)

    Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique
    http://sewchicandunique.com

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  3. beautiful dresses! they look so adoreable and cute. and that heather bailey's fabric is gorgeous as always. i have some more designer fabrics in my shop if u interested?? :)

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  4. The colour combinations are gorgeous. If I had 2 little girls I would dress them in matching clothes too! So cute.

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  5. cantik sungguh dress and top tu... the fabric pun cantik sangat...

    saya belum pernah jahit dress guna online tutorial.. mesti cuba ni...

    selama ni jahit dress anak-anak guna pattern yang arwah mak ajar je....

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  6. thank you ladies!

    nima & mayya - thank you for having me in the Sew It, would love to join again :)

    alviana - would definitely have a look @ your shop, am eyeing that lovely JD damask print ;)

    melinda - thank you! it's a bit difficult to get my little one to wear what i sew these days, lucky this trick worked! :D

    kak nurain - mekasih...cubalah tutorial ni, senang je..tapi pattern yang arwah mak akak ajar tu pasti lebih special & meaningful kan? bagi i menjahit ni eratkan kasih sayang ibu & anak :)

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  7. I love them! And I love your fabric selections!

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  8. thank you amy! could not have done it without your fabulous tutorial :)

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  9. I love this dress. I tried to make one. I guess for a beginner at sewing I did okay but I hope that I can better my skills as I get more practice. Here is my blog if you'd like to check it out, http://recycleurclothes.blogspot.com/ I have only posted a couple of my projects but I hope to keep posting something new everyday.

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