So I cut up my dress…
…and made it into a dress for Little Tweedie using McCall’s M5032!
I recently sorted through a load of old dresses and rediscovered the dress pictured below. I think I bought it at the clothes show a few years ago, so perhaps it’s made by Uttam/Traffic People/Max C/Yumi or some such brand – I can’t remember exactly. The crossover wasn’t really the right shape to accommodate my bust, so I wasn’t interested in wearing it. But that fabric was too pretty to let go…
The dress was fully lined, and I managed to create a dress for my daughter, also fully lined. I cut an age 4 but it was too big at the side seams so I took it in substantially, and I’m still not overly happy with the fit under the arms, but it’s fine. I mean, the skirt is still beautiful and the model is pretty darn cute too, so…win!
And here are some other poses… I don’t know which I want to show off more – my sewing or my beautiful little girl!!!
This is not the first time I’ve chopped up one of my dresses in order to make one for my daughter instead: the following two dresses used to be adult-sized dresses! I made three or four baby dresses too out of my old dresses, but it’s so long ago I can’t find photos of those ones.
I love the ultimate uniqueness of these dresses. I love the memories that they hold of when I wore them, and the memories they make when my daughter wears them. I’ve never regretted cutting up the dresses – only felt sad when my daughter outgrew them. But this latest one should last a while yet! :-)
Oh, in case you missed it, I’m giving away a copy of ‘Half Yard Heaven’ by Debbie Shore – if you want to be in with a chance of winning this book you can enter until Friday 4th July, 12 noon UK time. It’s open to anyone anywhere – see here for more details!