Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dress for ME

My dress is finished! And I mean MY dress. I hardly make anything for myself (I rather buy), but because I saw a nice pattern I thought ‘Well, let’s give it a try’. The work description wasn’t very clear, though, so I couldn’t figure out exactly how to apply the lapel collar to the dress, and it took hours and hours of trial and error before I finished the collar. My patience was considerably put to the test. But now that the dress is hanging from a clothes hanger to show off, I’m quite content with how the dress and the collar looks! Only have to sew on some black buttons and then it's ready to wear. So, what do you think?



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Next project has started already: another dress for my two year old. I want to make a crochet/sewing-combination dress. For the crochet I’m using some remaining yarns. The tutorial for the crochet flowers you can find here. For the dress itself I’m using a baby sheet. My little one has a Big Bed now, so the sheet doesn’t fit anymore. Good thing to recycle! Stay tuned to see the result in a couple of days. 



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I will be going on a spring break to Menorca soon and want to take some books with me ('cause you never know, maybe there is some time left for me to read something). Any recommendations?

This three I’m gonna take anyway:
* House of Many Gods – Kiana Davenport
* The 100 Year Old Man
 who Climbed the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson
* A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson

43 comments:

  1. LOVELY dress!
    I'd love to wear this dress myself, and the color is perfect for me :) (I have red hair)
    Beautiful work

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    1. Thanks again, Winnie! And yes, red hair and green fabric is a beautiful combination! Liz

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  2. What a pretty dress,who wouldn't love it!
    www.blissfulsewing.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh, my gosh, that dress is gorgeous! You will look so lady-like in it.
    I love the idea of a crochet-sewn combo for a child's dress. I see so many cute crochet dresses, but who wants to do all that work? Besides, most of the time the fancier part is the bodice, anyway, right? Good luck with the new project. I'm sure it will be adorable.

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment! The crochet/sewing dress is finished. I will post the result Sunday, so come back to see the result! Liz

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  4. Looks fantastic!!!! Now where's mine????? ;) Stopping by via FPTFY's link-up today, now following!

    http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/

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  5. Super cute. The colors are fabulous. I'd love for you to link it up to Crafty Cousins-- http://crafting-cousins.blogspot.com/2012/05/what-i-wore-sunday-week-16.html

    ~Natalie

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    1. Just linked up! Thanks for inviting me! Liz

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  6. Your dress is so pretty - love, love that green. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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  7. Very pretty dress. I have bought myself two vintage dresses lately. Just shared my latest one this morning. I love your crocheted flowers too.

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    1. Thank you, Mindie! I like your skirt, too! Beautiful color! Liz

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  8. This is seriously so cute. We LOVE vintage, especially our sister Stephanie! We'd love for you to come share this at our link party this weekend! -The Sisters
    http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/05/strut-your-stuff-saturday-link-party_25.html

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    1. Thank you, Sisters! I already linked up at your party this morning, but thanks for inviting me! Liz

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  9. YOUR dress is awesome. I love vintage. I hope you enjoy it, it looks great.

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  10. A beautiful dress!!! Lovely green which looks good with the black contrasts.

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  11. Love this! We have our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party going on now and would love for you to share this!
    http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/05/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_24.html

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    1. Thanks, Jill! I just linked up to your party. Thanks for inviting me! Liz

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  12. I think you did a great job. Black buttons would be beautiful.

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  13. Beautiful dress and I was just looking for what to do with scrap yarn. I will for sure follow your link there. Thanks for the tips and happy to be your newest follower.

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    1. Thanks for following me, Noel!! Liz

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    1. Thanks, Meertje! Also thanks for hosting your party every week! Liz

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  15. I love the dress, it is so pretty! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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  16. Your dress is beautiful!! Can't wait to see it on you!

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  17. It turned out beautifully! Looks like it would be a bit complicated to make, too. Way to go. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

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    1. Thank you, Christina! See you at the next party! Liz

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  18. Love the dress! I don't know if I have the guts to make a dress for myself. I think I'll stick with little girl dresses. :-) But it turned out great!

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    1. Thanks you, Alexis! See you at your party! Liz

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  19. Hi Liz

    Thank you so much for linking up in our Saturday Showcase this past week! We were thrilled to have you and hope that you stop back in on Saturday and link up more crafty ideas!

    Have a super weekend!
    Susie at Bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com/

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