Friday, 24 April 2009

smocked sundress

I made this adorable smocked sundress using the pattern and instructions from Heather Ross's weekend sewing. But really all it is, is a width of fabric, about double the chest measurement of the child for, by the length you need. Smock 6-8 lines, 1.5 - 2cm apart. Sew up the fabric into a circle, add straps, hem and you are done!

Incredibly satisfying, and incredibly quick, if only all sewing projects were like that! I also made a headband to match (from same book).

It's now in the post for my 5 year old niece, it's quite long, so may need to be taken up another few inches! But it's probably ok!

All we need is for the sunshine to continue!


KL said...

It is adorable. Did you see the adult version in Sew Hip 7? I really like it, but I'm not sure I'd ever wear it (several summer dresses already hanging in my wardrobe I've worn only a couple of times each).

craftyclaire said...

Thank you very much. I'm not sure about adult smocking!