Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A LITTLE GIRL'S DRESS


I made this dress for my best friend's daughter. At the time she was maybe 7 or 8. She is now almost 17! I always loved the details. I am obviously obsessed with covered buttons and contrast welting.


I rarely make clothes anymore. I am so used to sewing slipcovers and other home furnishing-type items, that sewing anything else is hard. It takes me an entire day to make, oh say, a pair of pajamas and it drives me crazy that it takes so long. Besides, it truly is cheaper to just buy clothes than to make them. And much quicker.


I also made this Alice in Wonderland costume for the daughter of another friend. She loved the dress so much that she wore it long after Halloween.

15 comments:

TUTU Monkey said...

I think you need need to make yourself an Alice dress....:)

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh Tamerie, all of your creations are just gorgeous! I love the little Alice in Wonderland dress... Bisous... Julie Marie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Tamerie
The Alison In Wonderland dress is too cute. You are so clever and I'm sure your friends are grateful for your talent also!! Clever girl.
x Julie

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Holy Moly...you are a woman of many talents! Love the dresses...beautifully done Tamerie!

Kathy said...

Precious...love the welting...xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

In one of my former lives, I was a costume designer. I did the entire costume plot for a production of Alice in Wonderland - and the only piece I didn't make was Alice's! It got rented.

Yours is charming!

Bryanna Lenan said...

I think I could squeeze into that Alice dress... and I am going to be Alice for Halloween... Im SO EXCITED about Tim Burton's AIW that I can barely breath!! Anyway... as always gorgeous work...

Beach Vintage said...

Love the Alice & Wonderland one. Cute.

Sandy Michelle said...

Aww you should make more dresses! They're so cute!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh that is so neat, love the dresses.
xoxo

maryboys said...

it's so fun to see this "other side" of your crafting talents, too, tamerie:)

mary

Laurel said...

Awe I love this! Handsewn little girls dresses are the best. My Mom made lot's of my dresses when I was little and when I grew up she made a little quilt out of the scraps for my oldest daughters baby doll crib. Precious. Your work is so touching! Covered buttons -darling!

Shab-n-Chic said...

Both dresses are darling, especially the Alice dress! My friend made a Dorothy dress once for my daughter and they sold those red glitter flats at Mervyn's that year..It was perfect!

mosaicqueen said...

Just thought I'd better pop over here and say...... Hello My Sweets!!!
xoxo!

Michelle

JBeaudetStudios said...

That dress is so cute! I wish my 'little' girl was still little, she's 16!