Saturday, April 18, 2009

Dee Dee Pleated Dress Pattern, Tana Tutu Pattern and embroidery

I may not post alot in the next few weeks. Both my parents are having surgery soon and I will be juggling work and taking care of them for a few weeks. Sewing is one of those things that I do that helps during stressful times so I spend alot of time sewing the last few days. I've made a couple of things for gifts but have also begun to revisit some of my patterns. I am considering putting my patterns in paper format and want to make any revisions or additions before doing so. Besides that, I have been wanting to try new things on my embroidery machine. Now that I am more comfortable with it, I see all kinds of possibilites. Here are some pictures of what I've been working on.

This one was made as a gift for a little girl named "Ava". I wanted to try one of the monogram fonts I had . I downloaded some free fonts from a website. One of them didn't embroider well and I had to recut a front. I learned my lesson though. I will definitely try new designs before putting them on the project. Fortunately, I had extra of this fabric and was able to cut another front.

This is made from the Tana Tutu Dress Pattern. Most little girls love to dress up and tutus are so much fun. I can't wait to see Ava in this dress.

This one is the Dee Dee Pleated Dress Pattern. I used some fabric from the bargain bin at All Brands. I think this is one of the dresses that has a timeless look that can be used for years.

I really liked the simple print and captured one of the bows for the center of the covered buttons.

Another Dee Dee Pleated Dress with fabric from my stash. Both prints are by Fabric Finders. This is one of the patterns I may revise. I used a wider sash and added a border. The border was actually an idea from a customer creation.


Jennifer said...

I love the ban on the bottom. Hmmm... This dress only takes a little bit of fabric maybe it's time for a new one. =)

Jess said...

It came out so beautiful, I just might have to buy that pattern.