Monday, 27 June 2011

The Little Lady's New Dress

I have a problem with clothes for girls over the age of 6/7 years.  I don't know why, but for some reason suitable girls clothing, in particular dresses, are really difficult to come across.  If you go shopping on the high street, on which I have ventured onto over the past week due to out imminent holiday, the shelves are full of inappropriate clothing for girls.  I am just pleased that I can make my little girl dresses suitable for little girls without having to spend a fortune on them.

After spending hours shopping, which I hated, I came home and spent Saturday night making a dress for my, not so little (she is 7 in a couple of weeks!!) Fairy.

This is the fabric that she chose:

To be honest, I wasn't sure how it would turn out.  It isn't a fabric I would have chosen for her and was surprised at her choice.  I did try to encourage her to choose an alternative, but she was adamant that this was the fabric she wanted.

It turned out pretty well... the fabric choice is perfect for the simple style, and it really suits her.  She's chuffed to bits with it, I'd left it on my little mannequin for when she came downstairs in the morning, "Oooo mummy" she exclaimed, "it's beautiful".  It had its debut outing to granny and grandad's that day.

My only disappointment is that there is a little too much room under the arm.  It isn't really noticeable, but bothers me slightly as I do like things to be right.  It does however leave room for growth, and for t-shirts if necessary!!!


Amy @PatchworkHome said...

Looks like your little Fairy has good taste, it looks lovely! :) xx

dorsetgirl said...

The dress looks lovely. I follow your blog and often wonder how you manage to fit so much stuff in, i can't wait to try the butternut squash lasagne and i've left you a blog award on my blog. Hope you like it


I often wonder that myself. When I was little I had a Wonder Woman costume, er... maybe it has made more of an impact than I originally thought. I am ready for a holiday now though!!!