I think that this is the first dress that I have ever finished without using a pattern. It was much easier than I thought and I don’t think I’ll be worrying about finding patterns from now on, especially for dresses. I can show you how I did it if anyone is interested.
This dress used to be an old lady’s vintage nightie. I reused the frill, the buttons and even the same button hole, so much of the work already done! I googled how to make bias tape and also did this for the first time. I made it way too thin and it was such a pain, but I will definitely be making it again as now I actually understand how you finish off necklines and armholes so that they look nice!
I am pretty much learning to sew via tutorials on YouTube, it’s amazing the things that you can learn just by looking it up. My mum is certainly not into sewing, but I clearly remember my big shearer dad making my dolls clothes on our old sewing machine when I was little. What a cute memory to have really.
I also made this coat a while ago. It has been worn to death all winter and I love it.
I used a new cord material that I got from an op shop and a vintage flannel sheet for the lining, it is so cosy. The pattern is based on a Heidi & Finn pattern, but I did make a few changes in the end.
I’m linking up with Stacy at Hart & Sew’s Little Vintage Style. Have a look at her completely awesome doll’s house suitcase. I use old suitcases for all our toys, but man, this takes it to a new level of cool. I’m going to try to make one for Ivy and for my little nieces for Christmas.