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Yellow polka dot dress of awesome

July 29, 2014

Here is my first bash at New Look 6205 for my daughter, made with yellow and white polka dot georgette, yellow crystal organza and white cotton lining:

New Look 6205

New Look 6205

I apologise in advance because I’m going to totally bombard you with photos.

New Look 6205 - side view

New Look 6205 – side view

The georgette, the zip and the thread is from Annika at Naeh Connection who was my Spring Sewing Swap partner – thank you Annika – with your help I’ve been able to make a really special dress!

New Look 6205 - back view

New Look 6205 – back view

I stabilised the zip opening with strips of iron-on interfacing before sewing the zip in because the georgette is such a delicate fabric.  It’s also very sheer so you can see the seams but I don’t think this could have been avoided, really.  I used French seams where I could and fully lined the dress with white cotton.

New Look 6205 - fully lined

New Look 6205 – fully lined

I also added an extra layer of lining into the skirt, using yellow crystal organza.  It gives it a very subtle shimmer in electric light, and adds a bit of body to the dress, and in general it just makes it feel more fancy and dressed up.

The layers of the skirt from underneath

The layers of the skirt from underneath

I hemmed the organza and the georgette using the rolled hem function on my overlocker, and did a narrow hem on the cotton lining.  I love how the three layers look together.  They don’t show from the outside, but occasionally you can get a peek of them:

Most cheesy grin EVER

Most cheesy grin EVER

This dress is actually a wearable toile of a dress I will be making for my daughter to be flower girl at her aunt’s wedding in a few weeks.  That dress will be made with ivory crepe-backed satin, lined with a standard poly satin lining and it will have a couple of layers of tulle as underlining to the main fabric.

A peek at the underskirts!

A peek at the underskirts!

In the meantime Little Tweedie needs an occasion to wear this dress.  It is too fancy for everyday wear, and it is very summery.  The georgette creases very easily, so preferably she wouldn’t wear it to travel in the car.  Although, she’d look just as gorgeous with a crumpled dress!

I curled her hair for these photos - doesn't it look pretty?!  About an hour afterwards it was completely straight again though!

I curled her hair for these photos – doesn’t it look pretty?! About an hour afterwards it was completely straight again though!

I’m so pleased with the dress and I love the fit on her.  It’s quite an elegant shape.

<=3

<=3

What do you think?

31 Comments leave one →
  1. July 29, 2014 2:24 pm

    GORGEOUS!! Both the dress and your little girl! I’m so jealous, it looks perfect! I bet you don’t want her to grow now!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      July 29, 2014 2:27 pm

      As long as she gets chance to wear it for at least one special occasion I’ll be happy!

  2. July 29, 2014 2:45 pm

    D’awww! I do like how you combined fabrics to get the effect you did. Also, your daughter is adorable.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      July 29, 2014 2:53 pm

      Aaaw, thank you! Georgette isn’t a fabric I would usually work with so it was good to try something new!

  3. stitchedupsam permalink
    July 29, 2014 2:55 pm

    What a gorgeous dress, and your little girl is adorable. Can’t wait to see her flower girl version of this dress.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      July 29, 2014 2:58 pm

      Thanks. The flower girl dress will be more formal but will hopefully look pretty. I also have another version of this dress cut out waiting to be sewn up, in a completely different upholstery fabric!

  4. July 29, 2014 3:14 pm

    Very sweet and lovely photos of her 🙂

  5. July 29, 2014 4:04 pm

    Cute girl and dress : )

  6. July 29, 2014 4:30 pm

    Too adorable! Photos and a dress to cherish for ever!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      July 29, 2014 7:57 pm

      The photos did turn out well. There were a few where she was basically gurning though that I had to get rid of LOL

  7. July 29, 2014 4:41 pm

    Absolutely darling! Love the dress.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      July 29, 2014 7:58 pm

      Thanks. Looking forward to making a few different variations of it!

  8. Jane Shore permalink
    July 29, 2014 5:03 pm

    Beautiful dress beautiful girl! Love the pattern!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      July 29, 2014 7:58 pm

      Thanks Jane. It is a good pattern design.

  9. July 29, 2014 5:27 pm

    I LOVE this! Such a pretty dress in the fabrics you’ve chosen and such an adorable model too 🙂

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      July 29, 2014 8:01 pm

      Aaaaw, she is! Never would have thought of even buying georgette, so the spring sewing swap pushed me out of my comfort zone in a really great way!

  10. stgilbert permalink
    July 29, 2014 6:32 pm

    I think it’s absolutely gorgeous and I want a yellow polka dot dress for myself!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      July 29, 2014 8:02 pm

      Ooh you will have to make one!

  11. July 29, 2014 8:51 pm

    Perfect party dress! Also brownie points for being so quick off the mark with making something from your sewing swap fabric!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      July 29, 2014 8:53 pm

      Thanks Kerry! Definitely need a party to go to in the near future!

  12. July 29, 2014 9:42 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! The style of the dress is stunning and it sits so nicely.
    Your daughter is a cutie patootie.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      July 29, 2014 9:46 pm

      Thank you. I’m very proud of it (and of her!) 🙂

  13. July 29, 2014 10:39 pm

    This is such a pretty girly dress – I know my daughter would have loved it at the same age (and worn it even without a special occasion!)
    Louise

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      July 29, 2014 11:05 pm

      Thanks! My daughter would happily wear this even for a romp around the park; it isn’t her that demands to wear it on a special occasion, it’s me! 😉

  14. July 30, 2014 4:45 am

    Oh my gosh, so cute! I love the yellow polka dots. Your daughter is a doll!!!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      July 30, 2014 8:49 am

      Thanks! The yellow polka dots look good on her 🙂

  15. August 7, 2014 6:50 am

    Oh my! I didn’t read this earlier as i was in sweden for the holidays! This is super beautiful! Sewing such a fabric would be eay out of my league but i really thought that you could make something fab with it and that’s just what you’ve done! Love it

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      August 10, 2014 10:35 am

      Thank you Annika, that’s quite a compliment! I am very pleased with the dress. Thanks ever so much for the fabric.

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