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One item removed from my bucket list

Today I realised one of my dreams, which was sewing a dress with my very own hands for my very own daughter, thanks to the patterns and helpful tutorials from KitschyCoo which I would heartily reccomend to all sewing and dress enthusiasts.

Here are the dress (embellished with my signature crooked seams) and the baby (embellished by her signature shoes-as-gloves).

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I am very proud, and on sewing fire.

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chiller
Nov. 15th, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
Fantastic dress!

Also I must say, there's something entirely captivating about Helena, and I can't put my finger on what it is. She has an engagingly direct way of looking at you, but it's not that, it's as if she's got something lovely around her, that one can't quite see, yet can't not be aware of.
rainsinger
Nov. 15th, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC)
She is such an enjoyable child. Normally the overlong company of people makes me tired, but she recharges me. (Of course, I may take that back when she hits the Terrible Twos)
chiller
Nov. 15th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, I daresay she'll have her moments, but I know what you mean. I think she's inherited your aura! ;)
guihong
Nov. 15th, 2011 05:49 am (UTC)
That's gorgeous!

I was trying to figure out what it is, too, about Helena. I think she's an old soul. She's far wiser than she can let on right now, and there's just something that shines from her.
rainsinger
Nov. 15th, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
She really is absolutely lovely and brings us all enormous amounts of joy. She's got a real fierce and mischievous streak, so cute
land_girl
Nov. 15th, 2011 06:55 am (UTC)
So pretty! The dress, and the model.
rainsinger
Nov. 15th, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I love that fabric.
actually_not
Nov. 15th, 2011 08:26 am (UTC)
Oh, that's adorably beautiful (and H looks a perfectly normal size to me :) )
rainsinger
Nov. 15th, 2011 03:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
kitschycookids
Nov. 15th, 2011 10:24 am (UTC)
Hey, I didn't realised you had one of my patterns! Nice work, and those are lovely fabrics to boot. I agree, Helena is captivating :)
rainsinger
Nov. 15th, 2011 03:13 pm (UTC)
I bought two of your patterns - the mod dress and the reversible party frock. The tutorials are excellent and have really helped me to pick up tips and tricks and become friends with the overcasting and overlocking functions on my sewing machine.

Well done Amanda, it's really good stuff. :)

kitschycookids
Nov. 15th, 2011 03:42 pm (UTC)
How kind of you to say! The party frock in particular teaches you heaps about how to sew reversible things, which is my particular obsession :) And yes, you will start studying every garment to figure out the order in which it would be assembled.
rainsinger
Nov. 15th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
Reversible things are dead exciting. My ultimate ambition is to sew one of your reversible coat patterns.

In the meantime, I'm indulging my own particular obsession (skirts) and making darts and ruffles out of foxy fabric.

I wish you taught specific classes for idiots like me, on the subjects such as "Here is how you create a buttonhole" or "How to make your sewing look neat"
kitschycookids
Nov. 15th, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
Actually, I do have a tute on my blog about buttonholes called 'How to buttonhole when your machine hates you' or something like that :) And as far as being neat, once you move onto reversible things you don't even have to. Everything is hidden on the inside!
askygoneonfire
Nov. 15th, 2011 01:50 pm (UTC)
Oh it looks lovely! Great fabric too.

My own wonky seams are the sole reason I've never tried to make a dress; I'd never have had this pegged as crooked seams though so perhaps I should give it a crack.
rainsinger
Nov. 15th, 2011 03:15 pm (UTC)
It was great making the dress because I learned so much. I had to couple of times just unstich and re-start, and I learned a lot about putting things together.

I may enter a phase of my life where I start to obsessively stare at people's clothes trying to puzzle out how they are sewn.

biascut
Nov. 15th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
I've been doing that for about ten years now. Nine times out of ten when you think I'm staring at your arse, it's actually your jeans I'm looking at.

Dress looks lovely! Baby also looks lovely!
trinity_gal
Nov. 24th, 2011 11:14 am (UTC)
Ooooh I love the blue. Glad you caught the sewing bug!
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