Friday, 6 September 2013

Scooter girl

I may have mentioned that I find dressmaking a bit of a teeth-gritting battle. But if the pattern is simple and quick I love it. 

Danish pattern company Minikrea has been a great discovery for me. I found out about them at Raystitch. I am so lucky to live a bus ride away from this beautiful shop.

I bought this fabric ages ago, perfect for my little scooting girl.

So much that is interesting and beautiful comes out of Denmark doesn't it? My friend Ane for one. The pattern was very simple, just two pieces sewn together. My kind of dressmaking. I've bought the trouser pattern too.

They design the garments so they can be dresses, tunics or tops. I am hoping, with a little alteration, this can be all three.

Every time she wears it she gets compliments. But every time she wears it, being three, she screams and protests. Sometimes I wonder why I bother.

From the same pattern I made it as a long sleeved blouse for her big sister. Another piece of Liberty tana lawn from the sales.

She is so elegant, this one. This does not come from me.

I can see this being made again and again. Maybe in chambray, or denim, or needlecord, or gingham...

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad to find you back blogging again! Thanks for the links to the cute dress.
    Josie x


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