Saturday, September 24, 2011

Speedy Stashbustin' Sewing

I've been sewing up a storm this past 24 hours since handing in my latest assignment. Unfortunately it's not my last!

Anyway, Adele needed clothes, I had fabric and a little time.

So far we have:
Two simple summer skirts made with fat quarters purchased years ago. I mean years and years ago.... Hasn't everyone owned some Amy Butler Belle fabric at some time??
One simple pillow case dress made from Sandi Henderson fabric.

One slightly different pillow case top made with lovely Anna Maria Horner voile.

And this final item is so super cute it you'll find yourself racing to the machine to whip one up, even if you don't have a little girl to wear it!
Look at that pose!! This ruffle halter top was made with a free Oliver & S download that you can get here.
I can't believe how awesome this little top is! The fabric is a voile from my stash called Darling Clementine. I ordered it to fill a cart, but I definitely couldn't pull it off in an outfit for me. Don't you find that with things you buy just to fill your cart?? They are never quite right...

I made a few changes to this pattern. I roll hemmed the ruffles as I'm not keen on raw edges, even on bias cut fabric. Because I'm just a little lazy, I used poly grosgrain ribbon for the tie. I also ordered the finish of the garment differently and added elastic to the back for a better fit.

I'm super happy with this top, but the weather has turned, so I'm not sure when we will be able to wear it.

Hope you all have a good weekend. I'm hoping to add more to this insane effort tonight.


  1. Love the ruffle shirt - will have to download the pattern - thanks. Happy sewing! suz

  2. What great makes for your gorgeous little girl! The ruffle top is particularly cute!!!

  3. How adorable. The prints are just perfect for a little girl, and you are so right about that ruffle tops. I am sure my nieces want one for Christmas!

  4. Very cute! I'm earmarking the ruffle top for when my bub is a little older!

  5. I love the ruffle top. I made a couple for Ella last year and I also changed the hem on the ruffles to a rolled hem. I am not a fan of fraying. Didn't go down well with the O+S fans though - as that was not what the pattern intended. Oh well!

  6. wow you've been busy.. love all those things for Adele. I've been sewing too, but nothing finished yet to show you.. plus I have to make 2 of everything!! :)


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